Two new shuttle tankers being constructed for Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) at South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering can be fitted with battery expertise to achieve gasoline effectivity and lower emissions.
Namely, DSME has inked a take care of ABB Marine & Ports to ship the ability and management expertise for the 2 new KNOT shuttle tankers.
The tankers will even function power storage techniques on the request of the exploration and manufacturing firm Vår Energi that has contracted KNOT to function the shuttle tankers.
Vår Energi is owned by the built-in power firm Eni (69.6 %) and the Norway based mostly main non-public fairness investor HitecVision (30.four %).
The ABB twin battery bundle on board every Knutsen ship can have a storage capability of 678kWh.
ABB’s scope of provide will even embrace the shaft generator system, fundamental switchboards, thruster and cargo pump drive techniques, and deal with undertaking administration, commissioning and sea trials.
“We have been totally conscious of charterers’ elevated requirement for sustainability, so it was crucial that our first dedication to battery energy concerned a provider with a observe file of delivering high quality, security and reliability to Knutsen, in addition to service and distant knowledgeable help,” stated Tom Knutsen, Project supervisor at KNOT.
The 124,000-tonne tankers had been ordered in February this 12 months. As disclosed on the time, they are going to function Dynamic Positioning Systems, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Recovery Systems, and can be fulled by LNG.
Vår Energi already makes use of an LNG-powered offshore provide vessel for the Goliat operations within the Barents Sea. The change to LNG-fuelled tankers is in keeping with Vår Energi’s dedication to attenuate its environmental footprint.
Each vessel will be capable to scale back CO2 emissions by 40 % in comparison with standard oil-fuelled shuttle tankers, KNOT stated.
Built to endure harsh Arctic waters, the pair of 124,000 dwt tankers are set to be delivered in 2022. The newbuild vessels will function within the North Sea.
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