The Pilot Methanol EU project will test the performance of methanol on an existing passenger ferry, and on the existing short-sea shipping route (Gothenburg-Kiel), which falls within the SECA and thus requires a limit of 0.1% sulphur in fuel as of 2015. The Stena Germanica with her 46,353 GT is the world’s third largest Ro-Pax ferry. It was built in Spain in 2001 at the Astilleros de Puerto Real S.R.L. yard. Stena Germanica makes 7 voyages per week between Gothenburg and Kiel and transports up to 1300 passengers, 300 cars, and 300 lorries (3,900 lane meters) with each voyage.
The project is presented today at the Motorways of the Sea Conference 2015 in Gothenburg.
Do you want to know more about Pilot Methanol? We invite you to visit the Pilot Methanol Project Progress Timeline, where you can find the treasury filled with the projects experience here.