Headway Technology scores order for methanol fuel supply systems

Chinese marine equipment provider Headway Technology Group has been contracted to provide methanol fuel supply systems for dual-fuel bulk carriers owned by Fujian Guohang Ocean Shipping (Group).

Headway Technology Group

As informed, the company will supply 4+6 ships with its equipment. The vessels are 89,000 dwt methanol dual-fuel bulk carriers.

The contract covers core modules such as bunkering and transfer systems, methanol fuel treatment units, nitrogen systems, and control and security systems.

The vessels will feature MAN B&W 6S60ME-C10.5-LGIM-EGRBP engines. They will be built at Wuhu Shipyard and equipped with a complete set of Headway’s OceanGuard methanol fuel supply systems.

Currently, the first four vessels in this series have been effective and are expected to be delivered in 2025 to 2026.

According to Headway Technology, OceanGuard is the first domestic mature solution for a methanol fuel supply system that has been successfully applied.

Headway Technology

The systems passed the online operation test of the prevailing low-speed engine brand, and the performance and safety of each module can meet the needs of large marine dual-fuel engines, Headway noted.

In addition to this, the Chinese firm has also achieved a cooperation agreement with Italy’s Fratelli Cosulich to provide a methanol fuel supply system for its 7,990 DWT methanol dual-fuel tanker, which is reported as the world’s first vessel to use MAN 21/31DF-M generators as the main propulsion power.

Fratelli Cosulich/Headway Technology

Furthermore, the first 7,990 dwt IMO II methanol dual-fuel tanker ordered by Fratelli Cosulich from Taizhou Fengye Shipyard will also use Headway’s OceanGuard supply system.

This vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2025.

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Headway will provide solutions including bunkering and transfer systems, methanol fuel treatment units, double-walled pipe ventilation systems, and control and security systems.

In the future, the company plans to focus on the trends of low-carbon shipping and ship intelligence, and provide green solutions for low-carbon shipping to its partners.