Close on the heels of their call for two new battery hybrid LNG PCTCs, UECC has confirmed an order with China Ship Building Trading Co., Ltd and Jiangnan Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. for a third battery hybrid LNG vessel. The vessel will be delivered in 2022 and is slated for UECCs Atlantic short sea trade.
As for the previous two vessels, Wallenius Marine is assigned for project management and design approval.
“We are proud to once again be trusted in delivering a vessel to UECC with the highest environmental standard available” says Urban Lishajko, Head of Ship Design, Newbuilding & Innovation at Wallenius Marine.
Awarded ship designs
UECC’s first two ECO-class vessels grabbed first and second place in Bremenports’ Greenports Award 2018 for being cleanest ships calling at one of Europe's busiest ports. With the addition of battery hybrid and shore power-ready technology, the three new ships raise the environmental protection bar even further.
“Sustainability in the DNA”
The new battery-hybrid solution will take UECC beyond the IMO target of 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. The three vessels will also meet the IMO Tier 3 NOx emissions limitations entering into force in the Baltic and North Sea from 2021 keel lays.
“UECC’s parent companies, NYK and Wallenius Lines, have sustainability in their DNA,” says Glenn Edvardsen. “It is an honor to be able to take UECC to the next level of clean shipping with their support.”