On March 25, Samsung Heavy Industries held an online naming ceremony for the first second-generation DP2 Suezmax shuttle tanker built for AET Tankers, a subsidiary of Malaysian shipping group MISC Berhad. The new vessel, named “Eagle Colatina”, is the first of three new-build shuttle tankers signed by AET Tankers in March 2020 with Petrobras, and is expected to be delivered for operation in the near future.
According to reports, the “Eagle Colatina” is a 155,000DWT DP2 environmentally-friendly shuttle tanker, built in cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries, DNV, and MISC subsidiary Eaglestar Petrobras‘ technical requirements in Brazil. The vessel operates to the highest environmental standards and meets Tier III NOx and SOx emission requirements.
Eagle Colatina (DNV) is equipped with electrically driven variable frequency cargo pumps and high-powered thrusters to improve fuel efficiency and is fully capable of operating in expected weather conditions. In addition, the ship is equipped with energy-saving devices such as Saver Fins and Savor Stator to improve propulsion efficiency, which is about 6% higher than the requirements of the second stage of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).
Upon delivery, Eagle Colatina will operate in the Brazilian Basin, joining the remaining six shuttle tankers that AET already operates locally for Petrobras. Currently, AET operates 13 Dynamic Positioning Shuttle Tankers (DPSTs) in its fleet, eight of which are operating in the Brazilian Basin, in addition to Petrobras’ six, and two are chartered by Shell.
Following the “Eagle Colatina”, AET has three DP2 shuttle tankers under construction, including one from Hyundai Heavy Industries and two from Samsung Heavy Industries, all of which are expected to be delivered within this year. After all new ships are delivered, AET will have 17 DPSTs, 13 of which are deployed in the Brazilian market.
3月25日，三星重工巨济船厂举行为马来西亚航运集团MISC Berhad子公司AET Tankers建造的首艘第二代DP2苏伊士型穿梭油船线上命名命名仪式。
这艘新船被命名为“Eagle Colatina”号，这是AET Tankers于2020年3月与巴西国油签署的3艘新建穿梭油船长期租约中的第一艘，预计将在近期交付运营。
据介绍，“Eagle Colatina”号是一艘155000载重吨级DP2环保型穿梭油轮，根据巴西国油在巴西的技术要求，与三星重工、DNV和MISC子公司Eaglestar合作建造。该船符合最高的环境标准运营，满足Tier III氮氧化物和硫氧化物排放要求。
“Eagle Colatina”号入级DNV，配备了电力驱动的变频货泵和大功率推进器，以提高燃油效率，完全能够在预期的天气条件下运行。此外，该船还配备了Saver Fins、Savor Stator等节能装置，以改善推进效率，比船舶能效设计指数（EEDI）第二阶段的要求大约要高6%。