Alfa Laval’s Milestone In Methanol Fuel Supply Systems


Alfa Laval has received over 100 orders for its low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) FCM Methanol, showcasing the maritime industry’s growing trust in Alfa Laval’s expertise. This marks a significant step towards decarbonization and the adoption of methanol as a preferred alternative fuel.

Proven Experience and Support System

Alfa Laval’s FCM Methanol system, introduced in 2015, has accumulated over 450,000 operational hours at sea. Now in its third generation, the system demonstrates exceptional safety, reliability, and user-friendliness. Alfa Laval has built a robust global support network to ensure maximum uptime and efficient operations, with specialized service kits and an expanded production and supply chain across Europe and China.

Supporting the Energy Transition

Alfa Laval is actively involved in innovative projects, including the first methanol retrofit for Maersk’s container vessel and collaborations with MAN ES and WinGD on new fuel supply systems for 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines, respectively. The company’s dedication to developing solutions for alternative fuels is evident in its continuous research and development efforts at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Denmark.

Commitment to Decarbonization

With over 250 methanol-capable vessels ordered worldwide, methanol is the most contracted alternative fuel type in 2023. Alfa Laval’s partnerships with engine designers, shipyards, and shipowners have been instrumental in this transition. The company remains committed to supporting the maritime industry’s climate targets through ongoing innovation and a broadening range of solutions for both existing and emerging alternative fuels.

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Source: ALFA