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Sulfur requirements make Stena bet on methanol

Swedish Stena Line will collaborate with engine supplier Wärtsilä in a project aimed at converting a ship to sail on methanol. The project is worth millions and more ships could follow, says the carrier.

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The project will start work in January to convert a 240 meter ferry to sail on methanol. The move comes as Swedish Stena Line is now acting on the coming sulfur requirements that will especially hit carriers sailing in the Eurozone and near coasts, such as ferry operators.

The ferry operator is therefore pursuing one of the numerous solutions available in terms of complying with the new regulations, where several industry players have pointed to methanol in addition to marine gas oil, scrubbers and LNG.

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