Methanol-Blend Bunkering in Singapore for Stena Prosperous

Photo credit: Stena Bulk

The latest addition to Proman Stena Bulk’s joint venture fleet, Stena Prosperous, will use a methanol blend in Singapore after its naming ceremony.

Proman Stena Bulk, the joint venture between tanker specialist Stena Bulk and methanol producer Proman, christened on Thursday (May 23) the methanol tanker 49,900-dwt IMOIIMeMAX Stena Prosperous during a ceremony at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore. 

The company said the vessel’s first voyage will be powered with a 20/80 green/conventional methanol blend, which delivers CO2e savings of 31% compared to a voyage operated on Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO), while making reductions in particulate matter, sulphur oxides, and nitrogen oxides.

The chosen blend delivers greenhouse gas emissions reductions below the 2025 target set by Fuel EU Maritime.

Stena Prosperous is the last of six vessels in Proman Stena Bulk’s joint venture fleet to be formally named, following the order for the six methanol-fuelled tankers being placed in 2019, and the first vessel being delivered in June 2022.

All six vessels are today in commercial operation, running on methanol.

The methanol tanker was christened and blessed in a ceremony conducted by Krisztina Grütter, the vessel’s godmother.

Methanol-Blend Bunkering in Singapore for Stena Prosperous

Photo credit: Stena Bulk

“Singapore is the world’s most important bunkering hub, so it’s fantastic to celebrate the naming of Stena Prosperous here, as we also celebrate the role methanol is playing in the decarbonisation of the industry,” said David Cassidy, chief executive of Proman.

“We are proud of the track record of these tankers to-date and are excited to be able to continue to prove to the market that by being pragmatic and flexible, we can make tangible steps towards decarbonisation,” noted Erik Hånell, president and chief executive of Stena Bulk.

The six-ship fleet is currently crewed and operated by Stena Sphere company Northern Marine Group.