AET Adds Eight Eco Tankers
Singapore-based Petroleum tanker owner AET gets eight “environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient” new-build tankers for roughly $500 million very soon. The vessels will have the International Maritime Organization (IMO)-compliant ballast water management systems (BWMS) and include a range of the latest eco-innovations to minimise the carbon footprint of AET with maximum fuel efficiency to limit the impact on the natural environment. AET said the features will enable the vessels to be awarded the “green passport” notation.
The firm has placed an order with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for four 113,000 deadweight tonne (dwt) Aframaxes to be delivered in 2018. On Tuesday, it had agreed to order two 114,000 dwt Long Range (LR) product vessels and two 158,000 dwt Suezmaxes from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) expected to be delivered in 2017. The company, to remain a leading operator of petroleum tankers, has to be young and agile. So, the company has to be ready to react to the evolving requirements of the customers. The new vessels have to be the best in class with a range of latest eco-innovations to help minimise the carbon footprint of AET and provide a sustainable level of service to customers. The MISC Group has previously contracted newbuilds from both Samsung and Hyundai and so is confident of the performance.
Source: AET Tankers