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Stena Line announces world’s first methanol ship

Date: 11/02/2015

Ferry Company Stena Line has announced that it will run the world’s first ship powered by methanol in order to reduce emissions.

The company, in co-operation with engine manufacturer Wärtsilä and methanol producer and supplier Methanex Corporation, will convert a 1,500 passenger, 240 m long ferry to methanol propulsion by early 2015.

The ship will run, as it currently does, between Gothenburg in Sweden and Kiel in Germany.

The conversion works, which are expected to take six weeks and cost €22m (US$28m), will take place at Remontova shipyard in Poland in January 2015.

The project will be financially supported by the European Union’s “motorways of the seas” initiative.


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