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Samsung delivers new suezmax shuttle tanker to AET

Samsung delivers new suezmax shuttle tanker to AET

Oil tanker operator AET has purchased a new Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) shuttle tanker, the Eagle Pilar.

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The vessel was purpose-built by Brazil Shipping I Limited, a Shell subsidiary, for long-term chartering.

"Eagle Pilar, by design, is approximately 25 to 30 percent more fuel-efficient than the DPSTs built in the early part of the last decade, thereby demonstrating our ambition to align with IMO’s 2030 carbon intensity aspirations. In addition, the vessel is installed with a ballast water treatment system, equipped with electrical driven cargo pumps for enhanced fuel efficiency, high-power thrusters and the latest position reference system fully capable of operating in harsh weather conditions," the company announced.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea shipped the vessel on Wednesday. In collaboration with DNV-GL and Eaglestar, this 153,180 DWT DP2 vessel has been constructed.

The vessel performs to the highest operating and environmental standards, including complete compliance with IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission specifications, according to AET.

Apart from the Eagle Pilar, AET has three additional new DP2 shuttle tankers to be shipped to Shell in 2021 and 2022.

Eagle Pilar is scheduled to be shipped to Shell later this month and will start operating in the Brazilian Basin upon her arrival in Brazil, joining AET's six other dynamic positioning shuttle tankers (DPSTs) for Petrobras already operating there.

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