Newbuilds: ready next year. File Image / Pixabay
Product tanker company Hafnia has ordered four, dual-fuel newbuilds. The ships are currently under construction and will be delivered early next year following sea trials, the company said in a statement.
The main engines will run on liquified natural gas while auxiliary engines will be able to run of range of fuel types.
"The vessels come equipped with a state-of-the art fuel gas supply system that has full redundancy on all supply systems and which can handle boil-off gas from the LNG tanks under any condition," according to the statement.
In addition, the ships' propusion systems will be adaptable "to the zero-emission fuels of the future such as ammonia or methanol".
While LNG as a marine fuel is effective in removing sulfur and nitrogen oxides and particulates from emissions, it is less effective on lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
Compared to running on oil-derived fuel oil, these ships will reduce GHG output by a fifth, the company said.