Terntank orders enviro friendly tankers

NOVEMBER 29, 2013 — Skagen, Denmark, headquartered Terntank Rederi A/S has ordered two new LNG-fueled 15,000 dwt tankers from China's AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd. that it says will be "the world's most environmentally friendly tankers."

The vessels are slated for delivery in February and May 2016 and the order also includes an option for two more vessels.

With a newly developed dual fuel main engine from Wärtsilä and an advanced hull design from Rolls Royce, the new vessels will be able to meet all future regulations. Particle emission will be reduced by more than 90%, NOx by 80% and CO2 by 35% and the vessels will be built in accordance with IMO Tier III regulations..

"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," says Jens P Buchhave, Managing Director of Terntank Rederi A/S. "With LNG having a10 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 todays 22 ton for existing vessels of similar size."

Terntank is the first shipowner to order vessels within the framework of the Zero Vision Tool (ZVT) collaborative project platform.

In order to cope with the higher building cost for these vessels Terntank is working with other participants in the ZVT to persuade ports and governmental institutions to grant the ships a 90% reduction in port costs and fairway dues.

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