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Vitol takes delivery of electric hybrid bunker tanker for Singapore

Photo: Bureau Veritas Marine-Charge-bunker-tanker-Vitol.jpeg
Vitol’s V-Bunkers has taken delivery of Singapore’s first hybrid electric bunker tanker.

The hybrid-bunker tanker Marine Charge is estimated to achieve a 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions through the use of lithium-ion batteries and a highly automated power management system.

The vessel is classed with Bureau Veritas’ Electric-Hybrid notation and was built at Zhejiang Shenzhou Sunshine Heavy Industries in China.

Mike Muller, Head of Vitol Asia, said: “We are delighted to be the first to bring ESS technology to the local bunker craft sector and thus contribute to the reduction of emissions in the port of Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering port.”

A second tanker Marine Dynamo is set to be delivered in Q2 this year.

“We consider deployment of these two electric-hybrid bunker tankers to be an important step forward in Singapore’s decarbonisation journey,” Muller said.

David Barrow, Vice-President South Asia and Pacific, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, commented: “V-Bunkers' electric-hybrid bunker tankers are a positive step towards building a greener and more sustainable future for Singapore's port operations."

TAGS: Bunkering Asia