Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has taken delivery of vessel Grouse Sun, a methanol-fueled chemical tanker owned by NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd. – an NYK Group company based in Singapore.
The vessel was built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea and delivered on 19 April.
Grouse Sun has been equipped with a dual-fuel engine that uses both heavy fuel oil and methanol.
When navigating using methanol as fuel, the vessel has a technology that suppresses the production of NOx (nitrogen oxides) by adding water to methanol to lower its temperature during combustion.
As a result, NYK has stated that the vessel can comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Tier III NOx emission standard and contribute to environment-friendly transportation without the need for an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device.
Under the management of NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., the vessel will be engaged in a long-term charter contract with Waterfront Shipping Limited, the world’s largest methanol producer.
Earlier this week, NYK launched Japan’s first ship-to-ship biofuel supply test.