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MAN supplies engines for new methanol fleet

MAN Diesel & Turbo will supply engines to the world's first chemical and product tankers capable of sailing on both methanol and conventional fuel. The order includes six engines at first, with options for an additional three.

The Danish engine supplier MAN Diesel & Turbo has secured an order for its ME-LGI engines for six chemical and product tankers, and the ships will be the first ever to be able to sail on both methanol as well as conventional fuel. The order was placed by Canadian Waterfront Shipping, which has made a deal with shipping companies MOL, Westfal-Larsen & CO. A/S, and Marinvest/Skagerack to invest in the new ships, according to Swedish news media Sjøfartstidningen.

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