Avic Dingheng Shipyard Delivers LNG Vessel to Sirius Shipping

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 4, 2018

Image: Sirius Shipping

Image: Sirius Shipping

Swedish shipping company Sirius Shipping Sirius Shipping has taken delivery of its first 7999-dwt LNG-ready oil/chemical tanker Saturnus from the Avic  Dingheng Shipyard  in China.

The Backman family- founded company said in a press release that the work to develop the Evolution concept started six years ago with the purpose to develop a vessel design where the entire underwater body, hull, rudder and propeller would be designed and chosen to obtain the best possible hydrodynamic shipdesign.

In combination with a slow speed two stroke diesel engine the Evolution vessels will be considerably more fuel efficient than any other delivered tanker this size, it said.

"Standing here today on the day of delivery we can conclude that our objectives with the evolution concept has been fulfilled" says Jonas Backman, MD Sirius Shipping AB. The ship design in combination with the engine type makes for a very fuel efficient ship that offers both environmental and financial benefits.

Efficiency, sustainability and long term objectives are key points for the Evolution concept. In addition to exceptional fuel efficiency and biodegradable lube oils, green investments have been made in emission control, he said.

The vessel is equipped with HPSCR and Catamiser that have a substantial impact on the CO2 emission and reduces the Nox emissions to below 2 g nox/ kWh. This means that the Evolution vessels qualifies for the highest environmental classification with regards to the Swedish fairway due system, just to give one example.

According to the release, “Reach further with Sirius” has been the theme for this newbuilding project. Sirius has, together with leading oil companies, developed the Evolution vessel with the aim to build a vessel that fulfills the customers’ requirements, in terms of both capacity and the environmental impact.

"The goal has been to create the most efficient logistical solution for the customer and I think that this goal has been achieved," says Jonas Backman. Saturnus will after the delivery enter into a time charter contract for Esso Norway and will be trading along the Norwegian coast.

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