Lloyd’s Register, Green Marine explore methanol development
Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Green Marine have joined forces to offer solutions to maritime stakeholders looking to construct, retrofit, and operate vessels using methanol-as-fuel technology, with a primary emphasis on training.
According to LR, methanol’s use introduces challenges for seafarers in terms of upskilling and requires shoreside competencies to ensure safety and efficient use.
The combination of Green Marine’s practical training and LR’s expertise in rules, risk assessment, risk management, and human factors is anticipated to provide comprehensive support, bringing practical value to the industry.
Andy McKeran, Chief Commercial Officer, Lloyd’s Register said: “This partnership reflects LR and Green Marine’s shared commitment to advancing sustainable solutions in the maritime sector.
“By leveraging our technical expertise and working collaboratively with Green Marine, we aim to accelerate the adoption of methanol as a viable and environmentally friendly fuel source, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future for the maritime industry.”
Morten Jacobsen, CEO Green Marine, stated: “Green Marine’s gold-standard methanol training curriculum was created based on practical knowledge gathered over a decade of experience working with methanol dual fuel vessels.
“Our certified trainers are captains and chief engineers with first-hand knowledge of working with methanol as marine fuel and the safe handling of the same. The Green Marine methanol training curriculum is supplementing baseline regulatory training requirements with experience-based learnings.
“We provide practical knowledge to support crews in adopting methanol dual fuel technology and the safe handling of methanol.”
Earlier this year, the City of Yokohama, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and Maersk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of green methanol bunkering infrastructure at the Port of Yokohama, Japan.