这对公司和整个行业来说都是一个重要的里程碑，因为这艘船预计很快就会由现代尾浦造船厂（Hyundai Mipo Dockyard）交付。
该船的甲醇推进配置将由曼恩能源方案公司（MAN Energy Solutions）和现代发动机和机械(主发动机)以及Himsen(辅助发动机)与现代Mipo和Maersk合作开发。马士基早些时候表示，这艘船将由美国船级局评定等级。
Breaking ground: Maersk reveals design details of its methanol-powered feeder
Maersk, the Danish container shipping major, has announced the design details of its first methanol-powered vessel.
The company shared photos of the vessel’s design on its social media channels, showing off the feeder vessel from multiple angles.
This is a significant milestone for the company and the industry at large as the vessel is expected to be delivered by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard soon.
The feeder vessel has a dual-fuel engine that can operate on green methanol, and the vessel is at the core of Maersk’s decarbonization strategy as the company sets sights on becoming net-zero by 2040.
Maersk said that it has successfully completed all key design-related milestones and production is progressing at full speed. The vessel is expected to be delivered during the summer.
The ship, with a capacity of around 2,000 TEU, was ordered back in 2021. While the vessel will be able to operate on standard VLSFO, the plan is to operate the vessel on carbon-neutral e-methanol or sustainable bio-methanol from day one.
The methanol propulsion configuration for the vessel will be developed by MAN Energy Solutions and Hyundai Engine and Machinery (main engine) and Himsen (aux engine) in collaboration with Hyundai Mipo and Maersk. The vessel will be classed by the American Bureau of Shipping, Maersk said earlier.
Maersk disclosed earlier that the feeder will be 172 meters long and will sail in the network of Sealand Europe, a Maersk subsidiary, on the Baltic shipping route between Northern Europe and the Bay of Bothnia.
The feeder will be followed by 18 large ocean-going vessels of 16,000-17,200 TEU capacity which are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025.
Maersk has partnered with REintegrate, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company European Energy, to produce green fuel for its first methanol-powered containership.
The renewable energy company is currently building the facility which aims to produce approximately 10,000 tonnes of e-methanol that Maersk’s carbon-neutral vessel will consume annually.
In order to ensure the supply of green methanol for its newbuilds, Maersk has entered into strategic partnerships with nine companies in 2022 with the intent of sourcing at least 750,000 tonnes of green fuel per year by the end of 2025. In addition, the company has engaged in dialogues to explore opportunities for large-scale green fuel production in Spain and Egypt.