Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) on March 13 held a signing and naming ceremony for a scrubber-equipped Very Large Crude oil Carrier (VLCC), the first of two ships ordered by Greek shipowner Almi Tankers in August 2016.
The 310,000 mt capacity VLCC is 336 meters in length, 60 meters in width and 30 meters in height.
“In particular, the ship is attracting industry attention because it is equipped with a gas scrubber that can reduce sulphur oxides emissions for the first time in the world,” claims HSHI.
“The gas scrubber installed on the vessel is 11 meters high and 8.3 meters wide, and cleans the exhaust gas with seawater to remove sulphur oxides.
“By using this equipment, sulphur oxides in the exhaust gas emitted by the ship can be reduced to less than 0.5% from the existing 3.5%.”
According to HSHI, the company received an order for the world's first LNG-fuelled tanker from Sovcomflot in Russia in February 2017.
It also delivered a vessel equipped with an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system which drastically reduces nitrogen oxides to shipowner Ditas, Turkey in August 2017.
“As the International Maritime Organization is strengthening environmental regulations on ship exhaust, we are confident that our competitive edge in eco-friendly shipbuilding will brighten the future of the company,” says a HSHI official.
Photo credit: Almi Tankers
Published: 15 March, 2018
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