The World's First LNG Powered Aframax Tanker Will Be Delivered

- May 09, 2018-

The world's first LNG powered Aframax tanker will be delivered

On May 4, Hyundai Sanhu Heavy Industry announced that the first of a series of six 144,000 DWT LNG powered Aframax tankers constructed for Russian shipowner Sovcomflot has been completed. This is the world's first LNG powered Aframax tanker.


Modern Sanhu Heavy Industry said that the new captain is 250 meters long and 44 meters wide. It is built in accordance with the IGF CODE and the Russian shipbuilding regulations and will be delivered to Sovcomflot in July this year after completion of the trial operation. The remaining five Aframax tankers will be delivered before the first half of next year.


Sovcomflot ordered these six Aframax tankers in 2017 under modern Sanhu Heavy Industries. This group of 1A ice-class LNG powered Aframax tankers was propelled by LNG fuel at a cost of approximately US$60 million each. flange WN


It is understood that these LNG power tankers were jointly developed by Sovcomflot and Shell to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Shell will lease the tankers for the transportation of crude oil from Russia and the North Sea to the Baltic and Nordic emission control zones. The new ship will be equipped with two C type LNG tanks of about 850 cubic meters, located on the deck in front of the accommodation area.


These LNG capacity will allow the ship to continue to sail for a month or so, depending on the use of LNG in engine and cargo operations. 90 deg elbow


Sovcomflot has selected the WINGD low-pressure X-DF dual-fuel engine for these new vessels, which minimizes particulate matter emissions. In addition, ancillary equipment and boilers for gaseous fuels will also be on board, and the engines will be equipped with selective catalytic reduction technology to comply with Tier III rules.