CM – Van Oord orders methanol-powered offshore installation vessel


Not only can the ship run on methanol, it will also be equipped with a 5,000 kWh battery pack. Image source: Van Oord

The shipping company Van Oord has ordered a new offshore installation vessel that can run on methanol.

The ship is scheduled for delivery in 2024 and will be able to install wind turbines with an output of up to 20 MW, the company said in a statement on its website last week.

The ship can not only be operated with methanol, but will also be equipped with a 5,000 kWh battery pack.

« In line with the Paris Agreement, Van Oord has committed to reducing CO2 emissions and becoming climate-neutral by 2050, » said the company’s statement.

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