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SCF celebrates a year of operating LNG-fuelled oil tankers

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PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has observed promising results from a year of operating LNG-fuelled oil tankers.

Since taking delivery of the first of its ‘Green Funnel’ LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tankers a year ago, in July 2018, Sovcomflot has accumulated data showing that using LNG as a primary fuel for these large-capacity tankers enabled a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions, compared with similar vessels powered by traditional heavy fuel. This reduction exceeds the original design target values.

Igor Tonkovidov, Executive Vice President and CTO/COO of Sovcomflot, delivered a report on the first results of operating ‘Green Funnel’ series tankers while visiting Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the Russian Far East, where five similar LNG-fuelled large-capacity tankers are being built for Sovcomflot, and meeting with the site team from the Sovcomflot Engineering Centre, who have been tasked with monitoring the construction of the vessels.

“It is remarkable that during the round-trip voyage from Primorsk to Rotterdam and back, an LNG-fuelled ‘Green Funnel’ tanker of Sovcomflot emits 350 t 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 Igor Tonkovidov.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/10072019/scf-celebrates-a-year-of-operating-lng-fuelled-oil-tankers/

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