Green Bunkering Gets A Boost: Italian Shipyard Launches Methanol Vessel With Advanced Propulsion

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  • An innovative methanol bunker vessel is being built in Italy. This eco-friendly ship will be equipped with a state-of-the-art propulsion system designed for safety and efficiency.
  • The vessel is expected to be completed in 2025 and will contribute to the secure supply of cleaner fuel alternatives in the Mediterranean region.

An innovative methanol bunker vessel is under construction at San Giorgio del Porto Shipyards in Italy. This eco-friendly ship, designed for safety and efficiency, will be equipped with a state-of-the-art propulsion system from SCHOTTEL.

Key Features

  • Designed to operate in the Mediterranean Sea, the vessel (San Giorgio del Porto SG 116) will transport methanol, a promising alternative fuel.
  • Exceptional maneuverability is crucial for handling hazardous cargo like methanol. SCHOTTEL’s propulsion package addresses this need with:
    • Two powerful SCHOTTEL RudderPropellers (SRP 360) for main propulsion.
    • A SCHOTTEL TransverseThruster (STT 1) for added maneuverability and control.
  • The space-saving embedded L-Drive variant of the SRP 360 allows for a compact design, ideal for the ship’s layout.
  • This environmentally friendly project is expected to be completed in 2025.

Significance for the Region

The new methanol bunker vessel is seen as a game-changer for the Mediterranean. It will contribute to the secure supply of cleaner fuel alternatives in the region, promoting a more sustainable maritime industry.

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Source: Schottel