The future of tanker shipping
– Our first newbuilding with LNG propulsion in the AVIC SERIES is here
In June 2016 our first LNG propulsed newbuilding in the AVIC SERIES arrived.
The remaining three vessels will all arrive in the next coming months. The vessels are equipped with a newly developed Wärtsilä two stroke dual fuel main engine, and an advanced hull design from Rolls Royce. 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. Read more about Ternsund here.
Terntank now has four LNG powered 15,000 dwt product tankers on order at the Chinese shipyard Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
In November 2013, Terntank ordered two of the next generation tanker ships. We extended the order in April 2014 to a total of four. The addition of these state-of-the-art ships reflects our most significant expansion ever. 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
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 gasoil 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.
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Our highest priorities are maritime safety, the work environment on board and the environment. We are constantly working on 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-sulphur marine gas oil, which many shipping companies will be switching to when the more stringent sulphur regulations come into force in 2015. LNG reduces emissions of SOx by 99 per cent, NOx emissions by almost 97 per cent and particulate matter by over 99 per cent. The newly built ships will also emit 40 per cent lower volumes of CO2 than a conventional tanker today.