As Greece-based Enesel receives eco-friendly Aframax oil tanker from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, the bid to make the ships efficient has started.
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, a part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), delivered 111,400-ton Aframax product oil tanker to Enesel.
The latest generation of Aframax oil tanker the Kavafis was delivered to Shanghai on 12-April-2023. The company noted that delivery took place 50 days in advance. This tanker was developed and designed by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and is capable of loading more than 800,000 refined oil or crude oil barrels.
Environmental protection and energy saving technologies are integrated in the ship. SWS took multiple measures like main engine type selection optimization, comprehensive hydrodynamic performance optimization, vortex elimination fin configuration, and hydrodynamic energy-saving duct.
With this, the ship has an improved efficiency level. The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) of the ship verified has reached the requirements of the 3rd phase of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) ahead of schedule. Nitrogen oxide emissions meet the requirements of IMO tier III sulfur oxide emission meets only 0.1% of their requirements.
The company received 64 orders out of which it will accept 11 new orders in 2023 which will account for about 50% of the total global market share. 50 ships have been delivered up till now, which accounts for 5% of the global operating fleet of Aframax tankers.
After Greece-based Enesel receives eco-friendly Aframax oil tanker from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding the company is moving ahead with their taker deliveries.
The company recently signed a contract with Greek ship-owner Performance Shipping to construct a 114,000 DWT LNG ready LR2 Aframax product/crude oil tanker worth $62.6 million.