31 March 2023
Methanol-Fuelled Crew Transfer Vessel
In an effort to eliminate carbon emissions which are incorporated with the supply chain of the offshore wind industry, the Canadian naval architect and marine engineering firm, Robert Allan Ltd. will move to the development of a methanol-fuelled crew transfer vessel.
Namely, the RAptor 2400 CTV is a 23.8m long boat designed to comply with interim guidelines for the safety of ships that utilize similar fuel alternatives while also the rules opposed by Lloyd’s Register for the classification of methanol-fuelled vessels. Equipped with four main engines, converted by ScandiNAOS to run on methanol, each module rated at 450 KW. and will meet IMO Tier III emissions limits without fitting an after-treatment.
With emissions benefits similar to those of natural gas when it comes to reducing CO2, NOx, SOx, and particulates, methanol is not in need of cryogenic or pressurised fuel tanks. By switching to green methanol, produced from sustainable low carbon sources, the potential of zero carbon emissions arise.
“The possibility of using green methanol marks a shift from the current linear fuel cycle to a circular fuel cycle, where harmful combustion waste products are converted back into useful fuels. This will have great benefits for generations to come,”Erik Johnston, project manager for Robert Allan Ltd.
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