Royal Bodewes has announced that Aasen Shipping has ordered three new hybrid powered methanol-ready self-dischargers. Delivery of the vessels is set for December 2025, April 2026 and September 2026.
The order of three new hybrid powered methanol-ready self-dischargers followed after Royal Bodewes successfully built Aasfjell and Aasfoss, which were delivered in 2021 and 2022.
The ships will have a similar design as the previous new ships built for Aasen Shipping, however with some upgrades. They will feature a large battery pack, which will enable peak shaving for both main engine and auxiliary engine. The cargo handling machine will be electric, which will reduce noise and emissions. In ports where shore power is available, these ships can both self-load and self-discharge completely free of emissions.
The combination of a modern hull, battery pack and variable frequency drive, reduce emissions and fuel consumption to a much lower level than before.
The ships will hold class notation Methyl/Ethyl alcohol fuelled ready. These ships can easily be rebuilt to consume green methanol once green methanol is available. In that case the ships can operate completely emission-free, both in port and at sea.
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