Methanol engines account for 25% of the 550 units currently in the existing ‘project pipeline’ for engine designer MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES).

Speaking in a webinar focusing on and promoting the use of methanol as a fuel, MAN ES head of promotion and customer support Thomas Hansen detailed that 68% of these are for container ships, 20% bulk carriers, 10% tankers and 2% general cargo vessels.

Of the remaining 550 engine projects in the works, 35% are for engines that will use fuel oil, 36% for methane or LNG, 3.7%