The vessel will reduce emissions of particles by 99% and are built in accordance with the IMO Tier III and are ready to meet future environmental requirements. We thank AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd, and all makers for the successful delivery of the vessel.
Terntank now has four LNG powered 15,000 dwt product tankers on order at the Chinese shipyard Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
These new vessels are equipped with dual-fuel engines, running on both LNG and diesel, and specially designed for trading in ECA 2016. With advanced technology, we can ensure bunker reductions of 8 tonnes per 24 hours. Once in service, our fleet will be one of the most modern and fuel-efficient in the industry.
Terntank is the first shipowner to order vessels within the project platform Zero Vision Tool (ZVT). In order to cope with the higher building cost for these vessels, Terntank is together with other participants in the ZVT, working towards Ports and Governmental institutions for a reduction in port costs and fairway dues.
The project was also granted EU support in the application Baltic Solution, therefore this project is co-funded by EU
improving these areas. By combining the latest shipbuilding technology with our long experience in the tanker segment, we can now build a very energy-efficient tanker. A vessel that is both adapted to the North European market and satisfies our high demands on a minimum of environmental impact.
By using LNG as fuel it is possible to achieve significant environmental advantages in comparison with low-sulfur marine gas oil, which many shipping companies will be switching to when the more stringent sulfur regulations come into force in 2015. LNG reduces emissions of SOx by 99 percent, NOx emissions by almost 97 percent, and particulate matter by over 99 percent. The newly built ships will also emit 40 percent lower volumes of CO2 than a conventional tanker today.
With a newly developed dual-fuel main engine from Wärtsilä and an advanced hull design from Rolls Royce Terntank’s new vessels will meet all future regulations already in 2016. The ships will be fitted a low-speed main engine from Wärtsilä with dual fuel and low-pressure technology. The new engine complies with the emission requirements for IMO Tier III without other exhaust emission systems for NOx during the use of LNG. Bunkering will take place ship-to-ship with bunker ships.
We will be using a large propeller together with a large main engine that only needs 65% of the maximum effect to reach a service speed of 14.5 knots. With LNG having a 10 to 15 percent better energy value compared to marine gas oil and with an optimized underwater hull design the vessels will have a fuel consumption of between 13.5 and 14.0 ton per day compared to today’s 22 ton for existing vessels of similar size.