Terntank Orders 2+2 Wind/Methanol Ready Next Gen Hybrid Tankers

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THE JOURNEY TOWARD FOSSIL-FREE OPERATIONS CONTINUES Terntank orders two plus two new MGO/Biofuel & methanol-ready chemical/product/biofuels tankers on 15,000 dwt with the Hybrid Solution and wind assist readiness from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard, Yangzhou, reports an article published on their site.

About the new builds

The new builds are designed by Kongsberg and going to be delivered in spring 2025. With these methanol and wind assistance-ready vessels, we take a big step forward in our journey as the forerunner in environmentally efficient and safe shipping. – Tryggve Möller The vessels will be developed from the experience of the previous six AVIC SERIES vessels with additional innovative improvements to reduce environmental impacts.

In addition to the 40 percent of CO2 reductions, we made on previous vessels the wind assistance will further reduce the emissions by 8 percent, and with methanol’s low-carbon and potential in decarbonization, we accelerate our pathway to net zero. The efficient design results in an EEDI between 16-40% below the 2025 Phase 3 requirements. The new vessels will significantly reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impacts in the supply chain with methanol-powered engines, wind-assisted propulsion, hybrid battery system, and on-shore power.

These next-generation product tankers will give a strong lead in reaching the greenhouse gas reduction goals of the International Maritime Organization. The vessels are built with 14 segerations and are tailor made to optimally be able to transport bio feedstocks to our customer’s refineries and load the finished goods to our customers’ depots. The new builds are capable to operate on the new advanced fuels such as green methanol and e-methanol with their low GWP global warming potential in a well-to-wake perspective, which is up to 98% lower than conventional fuels, plays an important role to meet our net zero emission goal 2040.

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Source: Tern Tank

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