China Merchants Jinling shipyard has started steel cutting for The Hybrid Solution Plus series
The first steel cut of the three wind and methanol powered 15,000 DWT hybrid tankers occurred at the China Merchants Jinling shipyard on Thursday, 10 June.
The Hybrid Solution Plus series considers current legislation and meets the 2050 decades before. The new vessels will significantly reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impacts with methanol-powered engines, wind-assisted propulsion, hybrid battery system, and on-shore power.
The project vessels will be developed from the experience of the previous six AVIC SERIES vessels with additional innovative improvements to reduce environmental impacts. In addition to the 40 percent of CO2 reductions we made in prior vessels, the wind assistance will further reduce the emissions by 8 percent, and with methanol’s low-carbon and potential in decarbonization, we accelerate the pathway to net zero.
The vessels are built with 14 generations and are tailor-made to be able to transport bio feedstocks optimally. Refineries and load the finished goods to customer’s depots. The first vessel will be delivered in March 2025.
– By adding sails and operation with methanol to further reduce emissions and thus successfully meet current and future requirements in the EU and IMO by 2040 target, says Tryggve Möller.
The HYBRID SOLUTION PLUS series represents a new shift towards sustainability in the maritime industry, showcasing innovation and a resolute commitment to cleaner future standards.