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AET fleet rejuvenation continues

Thu 01 Feb 2018 by Edwin Lampert

AET fleet rejuvenation continues

Last week I had the good fortune to attend the naming ceremonies for Eagle San Francisco and Eagle San Jose at Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.

The 157,512 dwt AET-owned Suezmax twins will enter into a five-year charter for Repsol. The vessels are part of a programme that saw two 113,400 dwt Aframax tankers Eagle Barcelona and Eagle Brisbane delivered the previous week from Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje yard.                         

Later this year two of the world's first LNG dual-fuel Aframax tankers will be delivered and two DPII shuttle tankers will follow in 2019. The company has been working on a green sustainability agenda to control the emission of particulate matters, sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide. AET is confident that these LNG dual-fuel ships are the sustainable solution, both in the mid and long term. The two DPII shuttle tankers scheduled to join AET in 2019 will also be LNG dual-fuelled. When in operation from 2019, these two ships are expected to be the world's first LNG dual-fuel dynamic positioning shuttle tankers and the most energy efficient.

A fuller report on Eagle San Francisco and Eagle San Jose will feature in the upcoming issue of Tanker Shipping & Trade.

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