A vital step towards truly sustainable shipping
LNG vessels emit up to 25% less carbon dioxide (CO2) compared to diesel powered vessels. Sulphur emissions (SOx) are close to zero and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are significantly lower. Other emissions such as heavy metals, particles and soot are also significantly lower. Another advantage is that we can mix or completely replace LNG with liquefied biogas (LBG) when there is a bigger supply. A vessel that run on 100% LBG or green synthetic fuels, have a carbon footprint that is reduced to near zero. It will still have the same low emissions of sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide and particles.
“We believe in LNG in the transition to more emission free energy sources, like biogas, electricity or wind power,” says Carl Fagergren, Naval Architect and Project Manager at Wallenius Marine.
Five LNG vessels to UECC
Wallenius Marine delivered two LNG ECO-class vessels to UECC in 2016. They got first and second place in Bremenports’ Greenports Award 2018 for being cleanest ships calling at one of Europe’s busiest ports.
Another three LNG vessels to UECC was delivered in 2022. The addition of battery hybrid and shore power-ready technology, raise the environmental protection bar even further. The battery propulsion for ‘peak-shaving’, reduces load variations on the main engine as propeller power fluctuates in heavy seas. The battery will also power the bow thruster, witch means a more efficient use of the auxiliary engines. Altogether, this reduces fuel consumption as well as environmental impact.
World’s largest LNG RoRo to WALLENIUS SOL
Wallenius Marine have led the ship design and new building project of two multifuel vessels to WALLENIUS SOL called Baltic Enabler and Botnia Enabler. The vessels were delivered during fall 2022 and are trafficking the sometimes Arctic conditions in the Gulf of Bothnia. Therefore, the vessels have 1A Super Finnish/Swedish ice class and are the world’s largest LNG RoRo vessels. Wallenius Marine have made the design in collaboration with Danish shipbuilder Knud E. Hansen.
The Enablers are almost twice as big as the vessels they replace, and can take three times as many containers on deck.
Ice class: 1A Super
Type of vessel: ConRo
LOA: 242 m
Beam: 35.2 m
Deadweight: 28,000 tonnes
Cargo capacity: 6,442 Lane metres
Max speed: 20 knots
Engines: Multi-fuel (LNG, LBG, diesel and synthetic diesel)