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Altera held naming ceremony for  Samsung-built shuttle tankers

Altera held naming ceremony for Samsung-built shuttle tankers

Altera Infrastructure conducted a remote naming ceremony for three new shuttle tankers designed by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea.

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The 130,000 dwt Current Spirit and 103,000 dwt Altera Wave and Altera Wind are built on the basis of Altera's E-shuttle design, which integrates technologies designed to improve fuel efficiency and minimize emissions, using liquefied natural gas fuel and recovered volatile organic compounds as secondary fuel, as well as versatile power delivery and blackout prevention batteries.

The ships are planned to be handed over between August 2020 and January 2021, followed by the fourth new building scheduled to operate off the East Coast of Canada and scheduled for delivery in early-2022.

Last month, Altera took delivery of the Suezmax DP2 LNG-fueled shuttle tanker 130,000 dwt Tide Spirit. The vessel, which was also designed by SHI, is scheduled to begin operations in October 2020.

The SHI-built 130,000 new-build DWT shuttle tankers delivered to Altera in the first quarter, Aurora Spirit and Rainbow Spirit, started operations under the current Master Agreement with Equinor in the North Sea during April 2020 and May 2020 respectively.

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