Danish-German engine supplier MAN Energy Solutions has had methanol engines on its platform for five years, but the substantial order for eight 16,000 teu methanol-powered container vessels from Maersk is expected to take the engine type to a whole new level.
Technically, there have never been vessels equipped with engines running on green methanol, and there haven't yet been any vessels that didn't already transport methanol in its reservoirs, so that they, in a manner of speaking, would only have to drop a hose into the cargo hold to obtain the fuel.
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