V.Ships appointed to manage one of the world’s first dual-fuel VLCC tanker

Last month, AET named its newest vessel Eagle Valence, one of the world’s first dual-fuel and amongst the most environmentally friendly VLCCs in the market.  The 300,000dwt tanker was unveiled at a virtual naming ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

The vessel represents a game changer in conventional energy shipping with a carbon footprint reduction that is contributing to AET’s aspiration to meet or exceed IMO’s 2030 Greenhouse Gas goals. The carbon reduction is achieved through a combination of the cutting-edge LNG dual-fuel technology, energy saving devices and innovative features as per AET’s press release.

V.Ships, via its office in Nantes, will manage the vessel. Attending the naming ceremony, Thierry Sarrazin commented: “ We have been on this journey for some time now, preparing for dual fuelled vessels utilising our LNG experience as a starting position to satisfy industry requirements. At the heart of the ability to manage such vessels safely and efficiently is our crew where we place training and development at the top of our agenda.

We believe we need to work in close partnership with our customers to address the climate emergency and drive the use of cleaner energy while reducing emissions. We are extremely proud to be partnering with AET to manage their vessel operations, after Eaglestar project managed the newbuild construction as we commit to helping industry transition to net-zero future.”

To read more about V.Ships capabilities to manage LNG and LNG fuelled vessels, visit https://vgrouplimited.com/ship-management/lng-ship-management