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New tankers to implement energy saving systems

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has agreed a deal with ABB to equip two new shuttle tankers, contracted to Statoil, with a range of new systems aimed at creating “better efficiency and lower emissions than any comparable tanker.”

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The two twin-skeg 125,000 DWT vessels will be delivered by the South Korean shipyard SHI in 2019, having been ordered by tanker company AET.

The two specialist DP2 offshore loading shuttle tankers will install a range of power and automation systems, which ABB says could help to reduce fuel usage by about 1,000 tons per year compared with typical consumption for a shuttle tanker of similar tonnage.

The vessels will also implement the ABB Ability Marine Remote Diagnostic System on board, to reduce service visits and maintenance costs through extended and predictive monitoring, as well as ABB’s Integrated Control and Monitoring System, which will enable the crew to operate the vessels’ steaming and DP operations at the lowest possible specific fuel consumption.

“These state-of-the art tankers will have a service life of up to 30 years, operating in the harsh winter conditions of the North Sea,” said Juha Koskela, managing director, ABB Marine & Ports.

“They need to be robust, competitive, capable of meeting anticipated environmental regulations and prepared for new energy sources. With ABB’s solutions on board, these tankers will be future-proofed for technology and regulations for the years to come.”{/mprestriction}

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