Decision to build world's first two zero-emission electric propulsion tankers

Apr 02 2020

Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. has decided to build the world's first two zero-emission electric propulsion tankers.

The vessel specifications will use the “e5 tanker” planned and designed by e5 Laboratories, Inc., and construction will be completed sequentially from March 2022 to March 2023.

This vessel is a pure battery tanker powered by large-capacity lithium-ion batteries, and will enter service in Tokyo Bay as a marine fuel supply vessel. Completely electrifying the ship's core energy system to achieve zero emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide), NOx (nitrogen oxide), SOx (sulfur oxide), soot, etc., and reduce the environmental impact. In addition to reducing noise and vibration, the ship will be considered for the crew and the environment around the harbor.

The adoption of various digital tools, including various automation equipment and the Internet of Things (IoT), will reduce the burden of crew onboard work and improve operational efficiency.

Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. and e5 Laboratory Co., Ltd. will work to improve the crew's working environment and protect the global environment, which are urgent issues for coastal shipping, through the development and introduction of advanced vessels, and realize a sustainable shipping business. 


And we will contribute to the society and economy of Japan by providing further safe and high quality transportation services.


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