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Terntank orders methanol-fuelled, wind-assisted tankers

Photo: Tern Tanker View of hybrid tanker Tern Island
Tern Island
Terntank has placed orders for two plus two new 15,000 dwt MGO/Biofuel & methanol-ready chemical/product/biofuels tankers at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard.

The new vessels will significantly reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impacts on the supply chain with methanol-powered engines, wind-assisted propulsion, hybrid battery system, and on-shore power. These next-generation product tankers will give a strong lead in reaching the greenhouse gas reduction goals of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The vessels are capable of operating on the new advanced fuels such as green methanol and e-methanol, which is up to 98% lower than conventional fuels.

“The latest vessels equipped with our Hybrid Solution have been in operation for a year and been proving that the battery pack and shore-power connection technology works and plays a vital role to minimize pollution near populated areas such as ports, and we believe that the installation of wind-assisted propulsion systems is one of the most promising contributory measures to reducing actual fuel consumption from shipping,” said Terntank.

According to Terntank, the vessel designed by Kongsberg follows strict standards to utilize the best possible working environment for the crew working on board, making the vessels a prime example of a long-term sustainable working place. 

The vessels are expected to be delivered in spring 2025.