March 4, 2019
Construction of the fourth and final E-Shuttle Tanker Newbuilding Underway
On March 4th 2019, the steel cutting for Teekay Offshore’s fourth E-Shuttle has officially begun.
The vessel, which will be named “Current Spirit”, is now officially in production. Mr. Seatae Kim, Lead HSE Superintendent, had the honor of pushing the button in recognition of his continued efforts to keep the project on track with regard to safe working condition.
The new and innovative shuttle tanker design will significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The 130,000 dwt vessels will operate on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the primary fuel, and a mixture of LNG and recovered volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as secondary fuel.
The E-Shuttle has battery packs for flexible power distribution and blackout prevention. It reduces bunkering requirement and CO2 emissions by approx. 50%’ instead of ‘annual emission reduction potential is estimated at up to 42%, with fuel consumption reduced by up to 22% compared to traditional shuttle tankers.
To learn more about our new E-Shuttle Tanker technology, take a look at our previous story: “Setting New, Ambitious Environmental Standards for Shuttle Tankers” and be sure to keep an eye out for the most environmentally friendly shuttle tankers ever built.