Aegean Shipping Management and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Yangzho reached an agreement for the construction of two more tankers, type LR2 ice class, with a carrying capacity of 114,000 dwt each.
ollowing the latest development, Aegean Shipping will have built 14 ships in COSCO berths. As Mr. Swem Sun, COSCO’s Managing Director of Commercial Headquarters, pointed out, this latest order brings Aegean Shipping Management of Mr. George Melisanidis to the top of the list of the Chinese group’s major clients in Europe, in terms of the number of ships.
Today’s signing of the agreement for the construction of two LR2 type tankers, between the COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry group and Aegean Shipping Management is a milestone for the cooperation of the two parties.
..Mr. Sun highlighted said.
Furthermore, including the two LR ice class, which Aegean Shipping is building for the first time, eight tankers and six bulk carriers will have been built in the COSCO yards.
As informed, the two LR2 type tankers under construction will be ice class. This is a type of ship that is being ordered for the first time by the Company, which continues the tradition of investing exclusively in new ships. They will be compatible with the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) – Phase III.
They will also have the latest version of MAN B&W electric motors that ensures optimal fuel consumption. The installation of energy saving devices Pre-shrouded Vanes (PSV) and Hub Vortex Absorber Fins (HVAF) will enhance the power output of the vessel. Energy savings are also achieved by introducing LED lighting, as well as by installing frequency converters in each seawater pump in the engine room. Moreover, the ships will have installed proven state-of-the-art marine ballast treatment systems.