Proman increases methanol newbuild order to six

Image: Proman.
Image: Proman.

Two new vessels, Provident and Progressive, added to methanol newbuilding order.


Proman has announced that it has ordered two additional methanol-fuelled tankers from Guangzhou Shipyard International in China.

The two 49,000 dwt methanol dual-fuel MR tankers are to be named Provident and Progressive, and will bring the company’s total order of methanol-fuelled newbuilds to six.

The new vessels will utilise MAN B&W 6G50ME-C9.6 MW Tier III engines and feature the latest energy efficient technology, including controlled combustion, optimised tuning and an energy efficient hull design.

“This is a significant and exciting investment for Proman,” said David Cassidy, Chief Executive of Proman. “Methanol has huge potential to bridge the gap from fossil to fully renewable fuels, with its clean-burning and biodegradable qualities making it particularly attractive as a marine fuel.

“By making these vessels available on the global market, we hope to encourage others to join us on this important journey towards reducing emissions from the international shipping sector.”

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