Canada-based Waterfront Shipping Company (WFS) and partners have unveiled an investment to build four new ocean-going vessels powered by clean-burning methanol fuel.The parties, including Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (Mitsui), NYK Group (NYK), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest) and IINO Kaiun Kaisha (IINO), would see the four 49,000 dwt tankers delivered in 2019 from the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.WFS will charter the quartet to replace older tonnage and support growing demand for methanol around the world. Two of the vessels will be owned in a joint venture between WFS and Marinvest, one will be owned by NYK and the fourth will be owned in a joint venture between IINO and Mitsui.To feature MAN B&W ME-LGI 2-stroke dual-fuel engines that can run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel oil or gas oil, the newbuildings will join the existing seven methanol-fueled vessels chartered by WFS.In 2016, WFS, Marinvest, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Westfal-Larsen Management received the seven previously ordered fuel-efficient ocean-going vessels.“With seven engines already in operation and proven in the field, this new order confirms the ME-LGI concept as a mature technology. Since this dual-fuel engine entered the market in 2016, its price has dropped considerably, which makes it an even more attractive propulsion option,” René Sejer Laursen, Promotion Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said.Paul Hexter, President at Waterfront Shipping, informed that 40 percent of the company’s fleet would be powered by methanol-fuel technology in the coming year.
Loading… Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In Hollywood7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made La Liga authorities made the decision after Real Madrid confirmed its senior football team is in quarantine after one of the club’s basketball players tested positive for the virus.Real Madrid’s football and basketball players share facilities at Ciudad Real Madrid, the club’s training ground in Valdebebas.A club statement read: “A player from our basketball first team has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.“Since then, the recommendation has been made to quarantine both the basketball first team and the football first team, given that the two squads share facilities in Ciudad Real Madrid.“Likewise, it has been decided to close the facilities at our training ground and it is also recommended that all Real Madrid personnel who work there remain in quarantine.”La Liga has also followed Italy’s Serie A in suspending its matches, following a meeting on Thursday with the Spanish Football Federation and the Spanish Players Union (AFE). Real Madrid went into quarantine on Thursday as La Liga announced Spain’s top two divisions will be suspended for at least two weeks over the coronavirus.Advertisement Read Also: Just In: Ronaldo quarantined after Rugani’s positive coronavirus testIt means league fixtures over the next two weekends in Spains’ top two divisions will be postponed.A La Liga statement read: “In view of the circumstances known this morning, referring to the quarantine established in Real Madrid and the possible positive tests from players at other clubs, La Liga considers that the circumstances now exist to continue with the next phase of action against COVID-19.”“La Liga agrees to suspend at least the next two matchdays,” the statement added. “This decision will be re-evaluated after the quarantine at affected clubs and other possible situations that could occur have ended.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享