SCF’s LNG-fuelled tankers successful first year

Jul 12 2019

Since taking delivery of the first of its ‘Green Funnel’ LNG-fuelled Aframax in July, 2018, PAO Sovcomflot (SCF) said that by using LNG as a primary fuel, a 30% reduction of CO2 emissions was evident, compared with similar vessels powered by traditional heavy fuel.

This reduction exceeds the original design target values, SCF claimed.

Igor Tonkovidov, SCF’s Executive Vice President and CTO/COO delivered a report on the first results of operating ‘Green Funnel’ series tankers while visiting the Zvezda Shipbuilding complex in the Russian Far East. where five similar LNG-fuelled tankers are being built for Sovcomflot.

He met with SCF’s Engineering Centre’s site team who are monitoring the vessels’ construction.

“It is remarkable that during a round-trip from Primorsk to Rotterdam and back, an LNG-fuelled ‘Green Funnel’ tanker emits 350 tonnes of CO2 less than a similar vessel powered by a standard marine fuel.

“By 2023, SCF Group plans to have 11 LNG-fuelled tankers in its fleet, with five more under technical management,” said Tonkovidov.


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