Two shipping giants, Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan are cooperating with MAN Energy Solutions for methanol main engine retrofit solutions to their vessels.

Specifically, MAN Energy Solutions will deliver engine retrofit solutions for Seaspan and Hapag-Lloyd vessels for dual-fuel propulsion.

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, will deliver 15 engine retrofit solutions for  conversion of vessels powered by individual MAN B&W S90-type fuel-oil-powered engines from the Seaspan and Hapag-Lloyd fleets, to dual-fuel ME-LGIM engines capable of running on green methanol.

The agreement between the three companies includes 45 optional engine retrofit solutions. Each conversion can provide a CO2 reduction of 50.000–70.000 Tonnes each year, when operating on green methanol.

The development of this solution opportunity has been led by Thomas Leander of MAN Energy Solutions, Peter Curtis of Seaspan and Richard von Berlepsch, Managing Director Fleet of Hapag-Lloyd.

Seaspan is a large global containership lessor, primarily focused on long-term time charters with the world’s leading container shipping lines. With an industry-leading newbuild program of 70 vessels, Seaspan will bring its owned fleet to a total of 200 vessels and 1.9mn teu capacity.

Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies, with a fleet of 250 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million TEU. The company aims at operating its vessels in a climate-neutral manner to become net-zero carbon by 2045.