Adaptable aframax

Wartsila is launching a new aframax design at the Posidonia 2014 exhibition in Athens designed to emphasise energy efficiency and provide lower operating costs plus enhanced environmental performance.
The fuel efficient aframax tanker design launched by Wartsila in 2014

The fuel efficient aframax tanker design launched by Wartsila in 2014

It is offering the tanker in three versions. The basic configuration uses conventional HFO fuel, an environmental version cleans exhaust emissions using a scrubber and selective catalyst reduction, and the green model has dual-fuel engines using LNG.

The design features an optimised hull form to minimise resistance, and a propulsion train with energy saving devices for greater efficiency - and can also be adapted for ice class notation, according to the Wartsila Ship Design unit of the Finnish power plant building group.

“Our technology leadership in dual-fuel engines and LNG fuel systems gives us obvious advantages in developing ship designs for gas fuel propulsion," said Riku-Pekka Hägg, vice president Wartsila Ship Design.

Wartsila’s ship design subsidiary says it offers shipyards full support throughout the planning and execution phases of vessel construction. The group operates in in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world.

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