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HHI to build LNG fueled Aframax quartet for Sovcomflot

Written by Nick Blenkey
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MARCH 19, 2017 — Hyundai Heavy Industries Co reports that its Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries shipbuilding subsidiary has won a $240 million order to build four 114,000 dwt Ice Class 1A LNG fueled aframax tankers for Russia’s Sovcomflot.

They will be the world’s first LNG-fueled aframax tankers. Measuring 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height,  they are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2018 and to be chartered to Shell.

The eco-friendly tankers have been jointly developed by Sovcomflot and Anglo-Dutch multinational Shell, which will use them to transport Russian crude oil.

By running on LNG, says Hyundai Samho, the Ice-Class IA tankers can emit 90% less SOx, 80% less NOx, 15% less CO2 along with 50% reduced engine noise.

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