Martek secures orders for up to 14 of worlds first LNG fuelled tankers
Hyundai heavy industries have chosen Martek Marine Ltd, UK to their EVOLUTION emissions monitoring systems on the world’s first LNG fuelled Aframax tankers that are being built for Russian shipping line Sovcomflot.
Martek Marine Limited are world leaders in on-board emissions monitoring systems with their third generation EVOLUTION system. The EVOLUTION system and its previous generations have been installed on over 260 ships worldwide and has been supplied to Hyundai for over 12 years. The system can be configured to any number of engines and multiple gases. The EVOLUTION monitor over 800 marine engines and have over 5 million operating hours of experience.
Steve Coulson, Director at Martek Marine, commented: “We are proud to be chosen for this prestigious contract and this re-affirms the market leadership of our EVOLUTION emissions monitoring system.”
The 114,000 DWT Ice-class IA Aframax tankers, measuring 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height, are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2018 and to be chartered to Shell.
The order for the four vessels is valued at US$240 million, and speaking about the order of the LNG-fuelled Aframax tankers, an HHI official added that the company intends to grab more orders for similar vessels.
To enable IMO Tier III compliance on liquid fuel operating mode, the contract also specifies the supply of low-pressure selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. The EVOLUTION emissions monitoring system will then monitor the emissions and thus the efficacy of the SCR through analysis of NOx, SOx and CO2 using state-of-the-art, proven infra-red analysers.
“A strong growth in demand for the EVOLUTION system is forecast due to the development of this type of LNG fuelled vessel with an SCR fitted” added Steve Coulson.