Ferry powered with methanol recycled from residual steel gases
On June 22, 2021, the 'Stena Germanica' was powered with methanol recycled from residual steel gases. With this, Stena Line took the next step on their sustainable journey towards achieving zero carbon. The new fuel dubbed ‘Blue Methanol’, is recycled from residual sttel gases, a by product of the steel production industry and helps reduce the ferry’s reliance on diesel, thus lowering the vessel’s carbon emissions further. By making the 'Stena Germanica' blue the new fuels helps the vessel become greener. The ground-breaking project, which launched in 2015 when the dual-fuel system onboard he 'Stena Germanica' was converted to allow the vessel to run on both methanol and diesel fuel. It is the world’s first methanol powered RoPax ferry, which operates on the Gothenburg – Kiel route. Stena Line developed it with several partners, including Methanex, Wärtsilä and EU's Motorways of the Seas project. The conversion project was the first of its kind in the world and was so unique that it established methanol as a marine fuel for the first time ever. Methanol is much cleaner than traditional marine fuel. Sulphur and particulates are reduced by 90% and nitrogen by 60%. The steel industry and the maritime sector are two of the world’s biggest emitters of CO2, accounting for 6-8% and 2.5% of all CO2 emissions respectively. The FReSMe project, funded by H2020 EU program, aims to demonstrate the whole process that enables the CO2 captured from the steel industry to produce methanol fuel that will be used as fuel in the ship transportation sector.
Gas stove on truck exploded - truck driver injured
A man in his 50s suffered burn injuries at the head after an explosion aboard the "Stena Germanica" at Stena Line's terminal in Gothenburg in the morning of April 28, 2019. A gas stove had exploded inside a truck cabin at 9.30 a.m. on the car deck of the ferry when the cars were about to roll off the ship after arriving from Kiel. Emergency services responded to assist the truck driver. Three ambulances were on the scene when the alarm was raised. The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries but being stable. After the other vehicles were off the shiü, the truck was towed from the ferry for a technical examination. The police have initiated a preliminary investigation into a workplace accident. There was no suspicion of crime.
Stena Line continues to deliver on its sustainability strategy
Stena Line continues to deliver on its ambitious sustainability strategy. 15% lower sulphur emissions, reduced plastic onboard and a decreased number of accidents among the seagoing staff are just some of the results highlighted in its yearly overview; A Sustainable Journey, the company said in its press release. Stena Line is on an innovative journey to become a leader in sustainable shipping. Its yearly overview A Sustainable Journey analyses how Stena Line delivers on the ambitious sustainability targets it presented in 2016. A Sustainable Journey also highlights sustainability activities from across the Stena Line network in 2017. Stena Line’s sustainability strategy is based on the UN sustainable development goals which have four main focus areas. Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption, Life below Water and Health & Wellbeing. “As one of the world´s leading ferry shipping companies, with over 28 000 sailings per year across ferry routes, we have a large responsibility to do our best to perform all of our operations in a sustainable manner. We are constantly taking small and big steps towards becoming a leader in sustainable shipping and we are happy to present this year’s overview which clearly shows that Stena Line is continuing to deliver on its ambitious targets”, says Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability at Stena Line.Upload News