Sovcomflot on 28 December placed an order at Zvezda shipbuilding complex for construction of three new generation liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled product carriers.
Three MR-class vessels will have a deadweight (DWT) of 51,000 tonnes each. They will transport petroleum products and gas condensate and will be chartered to Novatek under long-term time charter agreements. Each tanker will have an ice class of 1B, enabling operations in areas with challenging ice conditions, including the Baltic.
“Using LNG fuel enables to significantly reduce emissions. Compared to engines burning standard marine fuels, LNG-powered engines release 27% less carbon dioxide (CO2), 85% less nitrogen oxide (NOx), 100% less sulphur oxides (SOx), and 100% less particulate matter,” said Sovcomflot.
“The technical specification of the tankers reflects the international regulatory limits on sulphur, nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions, which will come into effect in 2020.”
In September 2018, Sovcomflot Group also ordered two 114,000 DWT LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tankers from Zvezda.
In 2018, Sovcomflot saw three LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tankers delivered to its fleet.
Related: Sovcomflot orders LNG-fuelled tankers from Zvezda Shipbuilding
Other related: Rotterdam marks first STS LNG bunkering operation
Other related: Zvezda Shipyard to build LNG-fuelled Aframax vessels
Other related: Sovcomflot secures funding for LNG-fuelled oil tankers
Other related: Shell charters LNG-fuelled Aframax duo from SCF Group
Photo credit: Sovcomflot
Published: 3 January, 2019
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