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Auramarine methanol fuel supply system chosen for Mein Schiff 7

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Auramarine’s methanol fuel supply system ensures the safe delivery of methanol from the service tank to the master fuel valve, regulating its flow, pressure and temperature
Auramarine won an order from Meyer Turku shipyard for a methanol fuel supply system and associated equipment for TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 7.

The ship, shore power-enabled, will initially run on low-emission marine diesel oil with the capability of using green methanol in the future. Sea trials were conducted last month, with the vessel scheduled for delivery over the summer. 

Delivery 

Auramarine’s equipment deliveries started in 2023 and continued this spring. 

‘...As the first methanol-ready cruise vessel, having the right technology and infrastructure to successfully and safely deliver the new fuel is central to efficient and sustainable operations,’ remarked Tapani Pulli, deputy CEO at Meyer Turku. ‘Auramarine is pioneering the development of systems that meet the shipping industry’s requirements within the energy transition, and we are delighted to have them on board supporting Meyer Turku and our customers.’ 

Methanol fuel supply system

Auramarine’s methanol fuel supply system ensures the safe delivery of methanol from the service tank to the master fuel valve, regulating the flow, pressure and temperature of the methanol to meet the specific requirements of the engine. 

The system actively maintains the supply pressure within the specified tolerances during load changes and filters the fuel to prevent any impurities from entering the engine. 

As part of the order, Auramarine will supply the methanol bunker and transfer systems including the vital automation and safety systems that ensure safe and reliable operations. A gas detection system and a methanol bilge system are also included.

‘We have worked very closely with Meyer Turku throughout the development and design of this methanol fuel supply system for this project,’ said Auramarine CEO John Bergman. ‘We have spent a significant amount of time, using our 50 years of experience, to bring to market new supply solutions that empower our customers to deliver on their sustainability strategies while meeting shipping’s decarbonisation targets. 

‘We are honoured that Meyer Turku and TUI Cruises have selected and entrusted us to deliver our methanol supply system and to play a part in the development of this pioneering cruise vessel,’ Bergman added.