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Cleanest vessel call 'this century' at Rotterdam

Cleanest vessel call 'this century' at Rotterdam
Offshore vessel Island Condor has become the new cleanest vessel to call at Rotterdam “this century”, according to the Environmental Ship Index (ESI).

Issued to vessels at the shipowners' request by the World Port Climate Initiative, the ESI pegs Island Condor, owned by Island Offshore, at the head of its top 5 vessels, at 94.9 out of 100 ESI points. Next highest vessels include tug Skandi Iceman, at 91.4, and oil tanker Tarnvag, at 84.4.

Designed and built to DNV GL Clean Design notation, the UT 776 CD-design Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Island Condor features Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology which reduces NOx emissions more than 90%, converting them into nitrogen and water. Thanks to its low NOx output, the vessel is eligible for a further 10% reduction in port tariffs at Rotterdam, on top of the 10% already saved by having a high ESI ranking, thanks to the port’s sustainability initiatives.

“The crews on our vessels take pride in operating environmentally friendly,” said Island Offshore Management md Håvard Ulstein. “Since 2008 we have seen a reduction of CO2 emission of more than 30% as a direct result of fuel saving initiatives from crew members. Island Offshore, and Island Condor in particular, is honored to be appointed ‘most sustainable ship 2015’ and take it as an acknowledgement of our continuous effort in reducing our environmental footprint.”