Wärtsilä Aframax tanker

Finland-based Wärtsilä has unveiled the design of its new Aframax tanker at the maritime event, Posidonia 2014, which is currently being held in Athens, Greece.

The new tanker design not only enables operators and customers to comply with the existing and forthcoming legislations on emissions, but can also be adapted for ice-class notation.

Features of the new, highly-efficient, Aframax tanker design include an optimised hull form to reduce resistance, and a propulsion train with energy saving devices (ESDs) for enhanced efficiency.

Additional benefits include energy efficiency by lowering operating costs and improving environmental performance.

“We are leading the way in taking merchant shipping into the gas fuel age.”

The new tanker design is available in three versions, namely the basic configuration using conventional HFO fuel, environmental which cleans exhaust emissions using a scrubber and selective catalyst reduction (SCR), and the green version, which is based on dual-fuel engines using LNG.

Wärtsilä Ship Design vice-president Riku-Pekka Hägg said: “Our focus is always on lowering operating costs and increasing fuel efficiency, and these elements are clearly evident in the new Aframax design.”

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

“In particular, our technology leadership in dual-fuel engines and LNG fuel systems gives us obvious advantages in developing ship designs for gas fuel propulsion. We are leading the way in taking merchant shipping into the gas fuel age.”

Wärtsilä is also showing a range of merchant ship designs at the exhibition that are based on ship owners’ business models.

Image: The new, highly-efficient, Wärtsilä Aframax tanker design. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.