SAL Switches To Synth Gas Solution

(Europe) First Operator to Install System

Multipurpose shipping line SAL Heavy Lift has become the first breakbulk carrier to install hydrogen synth gas generators, switching to the fuel on six of its vessels.

The hydrogen/methanol mix injection technology was developed by German firm Fuelsave and installed after four years of testing. Launched as the FS Marine+ solution, the technology was developed in partnership with EcoTune Marine, DNV GL, Carl Baguhn, MAN Energy, M.A.C. System Solutions, AVL and the flag state administration of Germany.

“SAL has always been a frontrunner when it comes to innovation and we are dedicated to make shipping more efficient and cleaner by using technologies that creates a long-lasting effect. We have tested a prototype on a generator engine of our Annette over more than two years with very convincing results. The FS MARINE+ system not only achieved significant fuel savings, but also emission and air pollution reductions which was verified by third parties both during field trials and in laboratory tests,” said Sebastian Westphal, chie technology officer of SAL Heavy Lift.

SAL Heavy Lift, operates a fleet of 16 heavy-lift vessels with combined crane capacities up to 2,000 tonnes.