LR and Green Marine forge strategic partnership to lead in solutions for methanol as a marine fuel


Leading Danish methanol-as-marine-fuel consultancy to collaborate with LR on expert training for methanol handling.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Green Marine, a Danish consulting service provider that specialises in methanol as marine fuel, have joined forces to offer value-adding solutions to maritime stakeholders that aim to build or retrofit and operate vessels with methanol-as-fuel technology, with a prime focus on training.

Methanol, known for its lower carbon intensity and potential for renewable production, presents a promising pathway to propel the maritime industry towards a more sustainable future. As a new fuel in shipping, there is still limited operational experience of methanol as a marine fuel and its use presents challenges for seafarers and their upskilling, alongside shoreside competencies which are required in order to ensure safety and efficient use.

Green Marine has developed experienced-based training delivered by ex-captains and chief engineers with over 100,000 hours of onboard operational experience in methanol dual-fuelled ships. This, coupled with LR’s expertise around rules, risk assessment and risk management, as well as human factors, provides an end-to-end support that is expected to create significant value in practice.

Andy McKeran, Chief Commercial Officer, Lloyd’s Register said: “This partnership reflects LR and Green Marine’s shared commitment to advancing sustainable solutions in the maritime sector. By leveraging our technical expertise and working collaboratively with Green Marine, we aim to accelerate the adoption of methanol as a viable and environmentally friendly fuel source, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future for the maritime industry.

Nikos Kakalis, Global Bulk Carriers Segment Director, Lloyd’s Register said: “LR is delighted to initiate our partnership with Green Marine focusing on human factors for methanol as marine fuel. We firmly believe that crew and shore personnel are a immensely important part of sustainable shipping, both now and in the future.

Morten Jacobsen, CEO Green Marine, said: “Green Marine’s gold-standard methanol training curriculum was created based on practical knowledge gathered over a decade of experience working with methanol dual fuel vessels. Our certified trainers are captains and chief engineers with first-hand knowledge of working with methanol as marine fuel and the safe handling of the same. The Green Marine methanol training curriculum is supplementing baseline regulatory training requirements with experience-based learnings. We provide practical knowledge to support crews in adopting methanol dual fuel technology and the safe handling of methanol.

Our partnership with Lloyds Register on methanol marine fuel training aligns perfectly with the evolving demands and regulations of the maritime industry.

About Lloyd’s Register
Trusted maritime advisers, partnering with clients to drive performance across the ocean economy.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global professional services group specialising in marine engineering and technology. With a heritage going back more than 260 years to the establishment of the world’s first marine classification society; improving and setting standards for the safety of ships.

Today we are a leading provider of classification and compliance services to the marine and offshore industries, helping our clients design, construct and operate their assets to accepted levels of safety and environmental compliance.

We also provide advice, support and solutions on fleet performance and optimisation, voyage optimisation, enhancing our clients’ digital capability. Our digital solutions are relied upon by more than 20,000 vessels.

In the race to zero emissions, our research, technical expertise and industry-firsts are supporting a safe, sustainable maritime energy transition.

Lloyd’s Register Group is wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a politically and financially independent global charity that promotes safety and education.

About Green Marine
Green Marine’s methanol experts are Technical and Operational Directors, Captains and Chief engineers with direct knowledge derived from concept to the supervision of the newbuilding construction of 16 methanol dual fuel MR tankers from 2014 to 2023 and from managing, as well as sailing onboard these vessels since 2016.

Green Marine has offices in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Geneva, Manila and Singapore and the firm is committed to assisting the maritime industry in accelerating the transition to a methanol-powered maritime future.

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