CEN Workshop on 'Specification for bunkering of methanol' 

As more of the Arctic waters become navigable due to global warming, ship traffic in the Arctic regions is increasing. The consortium SEDNA 'Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case' has been set up to develop an innovative and integrated risk-based approach to ensure safe Arctic navigation, ship design and operation.

One of the main challenges with the increase in vessel operations in the Artic will be the corresponding increase in accidents, resulting in marine pollution from the oil fuel on-board. The objective is to develop a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) on a process to systematically address safety during bunkering of methanol as a marine fuel. SEDNA will put forward for validation technical provisions and assessment of relative safety risks along with safety zone guidance for three bunkering concepts: Truck to Ship, Shore to Ship and Ship to Ship.

The proposers of the Workshop are two partners of SEDNA: BMT, an international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy, and STENA Rederi AB, an international shipping business.

The Secretariat of the workshop is held by the Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS).

The Workshop participation is open to all interested parties.

The kick-off meeting will be held on 10 September 2019 at the SIS premises (Solnavägen 1E, 11365 Stockholm).

All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft Project Plan to the Workshop secretariat - Mrs Linnea CASSELBRANT, before 9 September 2019.


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