Photo: M/T Paul A. Desgagnés - last trials before departure. Image Courtesy: CNW Group/Groupe Desgagnés

Desgagnés Takes Delivery of New Dual-Fuel Polar-Class Tanker

Canadian shipping company Desgagnés has accepted delivery of M/T Paul A. Desgagnés, a new-generation product tanker.

The newbuilding was delivered to its owner on October 31, 2018, following the completion of its construction in Turkey.

Paul A. Desgagnés is the third in a series of four product carriers ordered by the company at the Besiktas shipyard located in Yalova near Istanbul, Turkey.

“The addition of the Paul A. Desgagnés to the Desgagnés fleet — as for the addition of the Damia Desgagnés and the Mia Desgagnés — is the result of multiple innovations and tremendous work; as her predecessors, she is the source of great pride,” Louis-Marie Beaulieu, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Desgagnés, said.

The Paul A. Desgagnés is a dual-fuel/LNG oil/product and chemical tanker that can be powered by any of three types of fuel, namely heavy fuel oil, marine diesel oil or liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The Paul A. Desgagnés is double-hulled and holds a Polar 7 ice class confirming its capacity to navigate in ice-laden waters. With a deadweight of 15,000 tons at 7.8 meters draft, its cargo tanks can hold up to 17,505 cbm at 98% capacity.

As informed, the new vessel represents an investment exceeding CAD 50 million, of which almost CAD 9 million are solely dedicated to the dual-fuel/LNG motorization.

The newbuilding leaves Turkey on November 22 and is expected in Canada in the first half of December this year.


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