Maersk announces plans to retrofit existing vessels with G-Methanol dual-fuel

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Maersk has announced plans to retrofit one of its existing ships to operate on green methanol, making it the first such retrofit in the industry. The retrofit is scheduled for 2024, and Maersk aims to replicate it on other vessels starting in 2027. The company has signed an agreement with MAN Energy Solutions to retrofit the engine. Maersk currently operates over 700 vessels, and it has 19 methanol-powered dual-fuel containerships under construction. By using green methanol produced from renewable energy sources, Maersk estimates it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95% compared to traditional fossil fuels. This retrofitting initiative is part of Maersk’s strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040 and accelerate the transition to green fuels.

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