21NOV2019 - NEWS - Proman Stena Bulk orders methanol-ready duo
Proman Stena Bulk Ltd has finalized an agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China to build two state of the art IMOIIMeMAX methanol-fuel ready 49,900 DWT vessels, with the first vessel due for delivery at the beginning of 2022.
The deal is the first signed by the newly-created joint venture between Swedish based Stena Bulk and Swiss based Proman Shipping.
Following extensive development and towing tank tests by GSI and Stena Bulk for their 2015 – 2018 series, the IMOIIMeMAX line of vessels are amongst the most energy efficient mid-range tankers in existence.
Taking Proman Shipping’s commitment to supporting a more sustainable global shipping industry one step further, both vessels will be fitted with the latest generation of dual-fuel engines and run on methanol, which is rapidly emerging as one of the most viable, low emission and cost-effective marine fuel alternatives.