Lemissoler Navigation Orders Methanol Dual-Fuel Ultramaxes


Lemissoler Navigation has signed a contract with China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding and China Shipbuilding Industry Trading for the construction of 4+4 Ultramax bulk carriers. This project represents the first order of methanol dual-fuel 65,000 dwt bulkers in China, marking a significant milestone in green shipbuilding.

Pioneering Green Shipbuilding in China

This order is a groundbreaking development for CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding, as it signifies the shipbuilder’s entry into the methanol dual-fuel segment. The Ultramax bulkers, designed by Shanghai Ship Research and Design Institute, will feature a total length of 199.9 meters, a beam of 32.26 meters, and a depth of 19 meters. Equipped with two 1,200 cm methanol fuel tanks, these vessels underscore the shipbuilder’s commitment to advancing environmentally friendly maritime technology.

Achieving Environmental Milestones

In December last year, Lemissoler Navigation received approval in principle (AiP) from the classification society ABS for its methanol-fueled Ultramax bulk carrier design. This approval is a significant step toward meeting and exceeding EEDI Phase 3 requirements. The Lem65ePlus-SDARI Methanol design plays a crucial role in Lemissoler’s broader strategy to achieve net zero emissions by 2045, reflecting the company’s dedication to sustainable and innovative shipping solutions.

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Source: Offshore Energy