South Korea: DSME Delivers Eco-Friendly VLCC Eagle Varna
Global petroleum tanker operator, AET, maintained its industry leading position in the world tanker fleet with the delivery of a second “eco – design” VLCC that is fully compliant with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. Two additional VLCCs will be delivered from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering CO., LTD., (DSME) yard later in the year.
Named Eagle Varna, this 320,000 dwt vessel is fitted with a range of innovative technology that significantly reduces its fuel consumption and associated emissions.
In addition, the new vessel is fitted with the Techcross BWM system that disinfects ballast water using electrolysis technology. Enviro innovations include a pre-swirl stator, rudder bulb and propeller boss cap fins. Taken together, these additions produce a tangible reduction in overall fuel use.
Speaking at the naming ceremony at the DSME shipyard in Korea, AET President and CEO, Hor Weng Yew said:
“Investing in eco – technology is a given for operators who seek to stay ahead of the curve and who have a passion for delivering optimum solutions to their customers. This new vessel reinforces AET’s position as a world leading tanker operator and also as a company that takes its environmental responsibilities extremely seriously.”
Eagle Varna has been awarded the ENVIRO and the Green Passport notation by class society, ABS. The EEDI attained is significantly less than the IMO base line.
Press Release, March 15, 2013