PaxOcean’s Feat: World First Methanol Dual-Fuel Retrofit for Boxship

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PaxOcean Methanol Retrofit Container ship

PaxOcean is proud to announce a groundbreaking achievement in maritime sustainability: the successful completion of the world’s first methanol dual-fuel engine retrofit for a container ship, the MV Eco Umande, operated by X-Press Feeders.

MAN ES Methanol-Powered MAN 21/31DF-M GenSet Secures First OrderThis pioneering project at our Zhoushan yard transformed the 1,170 TEU feeder vessel into a more environmentally friendly option. The retrofit included a MAN Energy Solutions engine, a complete methanol fuel system, and essential modifications. The vessel was delivered on 23 June 2024.

Methanol bunkering is gaining traction as a cleaner alternative to conventional marine fuels, significantly reducing emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter. As the maritime industry seeks sustainable fuel options, methanol stands out for its potential to lower the carbon footprint of shipping operations.

PaxOcean remains dedicated to partnering with clients on their decarbonization journey.

PaxOcean Methanol Retrofit boxship
About PaxOcean

PaxOcean is a member of the Kuok Maritime Group (KMG), which is part of Kuok (Singapore) Limited. PaxOcean owns and operates five shipyards located in Singapore, China, and Indonesia. First established in 2007 in Singapore, PaxOcean offers a wide range of services covering integrated solutions, newbuilding, module fabrication, green recycling, and repairs and conversion of conventional and renewable energy assets.

KMG includes the PaxOcean Group (PaxOcean), Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL), PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), Pacific Workboats Pte Ltd (PWPL), and KSL Maritime Ventures (KMV). KMG offers an integrated suite of maritime solutions to businesses globally. It serves the maritime value chain from the provision of offshore maritime and subsea support services, shipping and transportation, newbuilding as well as harbor and terminal towage services to supporting start-ups offering technological and innovative solutions to the industry.

Source PaxOcean