Vitol’s V-Bunkers has placed an order to build two electric-hybrid bunker tankers. V-Bunkers intends to deploy these bunker tankers for harbor operations in Singapore, says a press release published on their website.
Efficient in power consumption & GHG emission
The bunker tankers are being built with Electric-Hybrid notation and will employ state-of-the-art Energy Storage Systems (ESS) technology comprising Lithium-ion batteries for energy storage and a highly automated Power Management System (PMS) which will efficiently manage power consumption and thereby reduce GHG emissions. In addition, the ESS has the capability to charge its battery system from onshore power supply sources once such charging facilities become available in Singapore.
Delighted to be first to contribute
Delivery of the first of the two bunker tankers is expected in the second half of 2022.
Mike Muller, Head of Vitol Asia said: “We are proud and delighted to be the first to contribute to the reduction of emissions in the port of Singapore through the deployment of these electric-hybrid bunker tankers. We support Singapore’s aspirations to be a leader in maritime decarbonization and we look forward to using these new crafts to even more efficiently deliver bunkers to customers here in the world’s biggest bunkering port.”
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