Stena Named ‘Ship Owner of the Year’ for Work Developing Methanol Powered Stena Germanica

FullSizeRenderThe development of the world’s first methanol powered RoRo ferry by the Stena Group, has been rewarded with a ‘Ship Owner of the Year’ title at the recent Green Ship Technology Conference (GST), held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Awards for the freight and logistics sector this week include environmental, social and performance related accolades spread across Europe.

The prize is awarded for ‘innovative new technology presented since 1 January 2014 that represents an advance for the marine environment’ and the jury selected the conversion of the Stena Germanica (the methanol bunker station for which is pictured above) on the grounds that it was ‘a strong 3rd alternative that is developing to meet the specific challenge of sustainable sea transport within the Emission Control Area (ECA)’.
Carl-Johan Hagman, CEO of Stena Line stated “We are naturally delighted about the jury naming our methanol project as the winner of this year’s GST Award. It is an important project, both for us as a company and for the entire industry, as we need more long-term sustainable fuel alternatives in order to remain competitive. We want to thank our partners Wärtsilä, MI member company Methanex, the Port of Gothenburg and the Port of Kiel.”  More information can be found here.

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