Auramarine, Chinese players to boost uptake of methanol dual-fuel systems

Finnish fuel supply systems provider Auramarine has signed a cooperation agreement with Yiu Lian Dockyards (Shekou) and Guangzhou Jihai Shipping Material in order to drive the implementation and uptake of methanol dual fuel systems.


Following the growth and opportunity of methanol as a future fuel, Auramarine will collaborate with Guangzhou Jihai to deliver an efficient service to Yiu Lian Shipyard. 

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This will include the integration of methanol supply units, bunker stations, deep well pumps, fuel tank instruments, PV valves, gas detection and leak detection, instrument air control systems, SS Links ESD systems, water glycol heat exchange, MFSS system debugging and training.

Meanwhile, Guangzhou Jihai will select various sectors for integration and also leverage its geographical advantages to deliver efficiency improvements and cost reduction. This will include providing process co-ordination, logistical support and capital guarantee.

As Yiu Lian Shipyard’s prioritized provider of methanol fuel supply systems and related infrastructure, Auramarine will also provide technical support and collaboration.

“We are excited to embark on this tripartite cooperation with Yiu Lian Dockyards and Guangzhou Jihai to promote the development and adoption of methanol as a viable new fuel to comply with environmental regulations, reduce carbon emissions and meet industry decarbonisation targets,” John Bergman, CEO, Auramarine, said.

“This initiative underscores Auramarine’s commitment to collaborating with industry stakeholders to develop sustainable solutions in the maritime industry. Together, we aim to set new standards for green shipping, making a positive impact on the environment and the industry as a whole.”