Guangzhou Shipyard International, delivered the ‘Greenway’, the world’s first LNG dual fuel Suezmax tanker, built for Eastern Pacific Shipping.
he “Greenway” is propelled in LNG mode, and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions about 23%, nitrogen oxide emissions about 90%, and particulate matter and sulfur oxide emissions by 99%.
Its engine is driven by a high pressure LNG system with fuel gas piping design pressure up to 350bar, and test pressure up to 525bar.
The ship was also bunkered with 1,500 tonnes of LNG, supplied by Peninsula and Petronas Marine, at the Port of Pengerang in Malaysia after its delivery.
The vessel was chartered by India’s Reliance Industries for its maiden voyage to transport ultra-low sulphur diesel to its terminal in Jamnagar and will then continue to trade in the spot market.
“The suezmax also proves that having dual fuel tonnage across various vessel types and segments is achievable, viable, and sustainable,” Eastern Pacific Shipping said.