SAL Heavy Lift becomes world’s first to equip vessels with new hydrogen / methanol injection technology
SAL Heavy Lift becomes the first shipping company in the world to adopt a new hydrogen/methanol technology to its fleet, the company said in its release.
With significant emission reductions in terms of CO2, SOx, NOx andother particles, the injection technology developed by FUELSAVE GmbH paves the way for making shipping greener and more energy efficient. After more than four years of close cooperation, testing and development between SAL and FUELSAVE GmbH, alongside project stakeholders EcoTune Marine, Clas-sification Society DNV GL as RO for Antigua and Barbuda flag, Carl Baguhn, MANEnergy solutions, M.A.C. System Solutions, AVL and last but not least the flag state administration of Germany, the new and advanced FS MARINE+ hydrogen / metha-nol injection solution is now entering the next stage of validation, after which it will find its way to six SAL vessels as a permanent installation.
By dynamically injecting a mix of hydrogen, oxygen, water and methanol into se-lected parts of the air intake of both the main engine and the auxiliary engines, the FS MARINE+ system ensures a much cleaner and thorough combustion process, re-sulting in reduced primary fuel consumption alongside lowering emissions and air pollution.
The FS MARINE+ generator has proven to make average reductions of 10% less CO2, 15% less SOx, 30-80% less NOx and 40% less particle emissions.SAL’s MV Trina is the first vessel to be retrofitted with the FS MARINE+ system in Q1 2020. Following a successful system integration on MV Trina, five more vessels will follow – ready to pave the way for a greener & more energy efficient shipping ser-vice.
About SAL Heavy Lift
SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Harren & Partner Group, is one of the world’s leading carriers specialized in sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. The company was founded in 1980 as “Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH & Co. KG” and belongs to Har-ren & Partner Group since 2017.
The modern fleet of heavy lift vessels offers highly flexible options to customers both within project shipping as well as in offshore projects. The vessels boast an impressive travel speed of 20 knots, up to 3500 m² of unobstructed main deck space and combined crane capacities ranging from 550 to 2000 tons: amongst the world's highest lifting capacity in the heavy lift sector.
With the Type 183 fleet, being equipped with dynamic position systems and an optional mountable Fly-Jib for greater crane outreach, SAL Heavy Lift offers offshore services to multiple sectors.