Featuring 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height, the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled Aframax tankers are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2018.
The vessels, which will be built under a USD 240 million deal, are scheduled to be chartered to the oil and gas giant Shell.
A Shell spokesperson earlier confirmed to World Maritime News “that Shell and SCF Group are working on a marine LNG fuel supply arrangement.”
By running on LNG, the Ice-Class IA tankers can emit 90% less SOx, 80% less NOx, 15% less CO2 along with 50% reduced engine noise, according to the shipbuilder.
“We believe the winning of the world’s first LNG-fueled aframax tankers is the proof of our world’s leading eco-friendly shipbuilding technology. As the demand for eco-ships increases with tightening environmental regulations, we will further accelerate our efforts to win eco-ship orders,” an HSHI official said.