First dual-fuel VLCC certified by Green Award

by | 5th October 2023 | Commercial Shipping, The Naval Architect - News

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VLCC Antonis I. Angelicoussis

The LNG dual-fuel-powered very large crude carrier (VLCC) Antonis I. Angelicoussis has been certified by the Green Award Foundation.

The 330m-long, 320,916dwt tanker is the first LNG dual-fuel VLCC to join the Green Award programme. The certification includes the Green Award greenhouse gas labels CO2 (level 1) and CH4.

The Greek-flagged ship is managed by Maran Tankers Management, the oil shipping arm of Greece’s Angelicoussis Group, which manages over 140 vessels. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, the Antonis I. Angelicoussis was delivered to Maran Tankers earlier this year, along with sister ships Maria A. Angelicoussis, Maran Danae and Maran Dione.

All four LNG dual-fuel ships are part of Maran Tanker’s fleet expansion programme, which also includes eight newbuild LNG dual-fuel Suezmax tankers on order. The four VLCCs are the lowest emission vessels of their type in the world today.

Green Award was first established in 1994 as a non-profit, independent, international quality mark for high performing vessels. Governed by key industry representatives, it represents a network of ports, ship managers, charterers, maritime service providers and authorities in over 30 countries. Since its inception it has certified more than 1,000 vessels.

The Angelicoussis Group has been participating in the Green Award programme for over 27 years. In recent years, three Maran Tankers managed oil tankers were certified by Green Award, as well as four LNG tankers operated by sister company Maran Gas Maritime.

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