Spring 2021

Pioneering modifications set sail for a greener future

The James Fisher Tankships division is demonstrating its commitment to reduced carbon emissions with plans to add two dual-fuel tankers to the James Fisher Everard (JFE) fleet in 2022.  

The two new IMO II tankers will run alongside the existing fleet and will be the first clean product tankers of this size to feature propulsion technology that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

They will be configured to run on either conventional fuel or LNG (liquified natural gas), and to feature innovative design and construction features that further enhance their hydrodynamic performance.

Ordering the two new tankers is a demonstration of James Fisher’s commitment to supporting customers’ environmental goals and it means JFE can contribute to the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) commitment to structural GHG reductions.

Pioneering the adoption of LNG as a cleaner alternative to conventional fuels for this class of vessel is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of James Fisher which has extended throughout its 170-year history. This move extends a rich heritage of innovation in the marine history, as the company first adopted steam power over sail in 1833, and then later motor propulsion in the early 20th century.

A study of the impact of LNG as a marine propulsion fuel which was conducted by the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel predicts that a reduction in carbon emissions of up to 21 percent is possible over the entire vessel lifecycle, when compared with existing marine fuels. Utilising LNG also leads to significant improvement in local air quality through the reduction of other atmospheric pollutants.

The vessels are specifically designed for smaller ports with restricted access around the coastline of Northern Europe. Their IMO II notation gives the ships the flexibility to carry both clean petroleum products and chemical cargoes. This will enable JFE to better service existing long-term contracts and provide greater flexibility to respond to market demand. 

‘We made the decision to act now to move to cleaner fuels rather than wait for future developments in alternative fuels,’ explains Krystyna Tsochlas, managing director of James Fisher’s Tankships division. The ability to run on LNG comes in response to increasing requests from our customers to declare our carbon footprint.’

The new additions will ultimately replace two of JFE’s oldest vessels, the Thames and Mersey Fisher, which will be turning 25 years old at the time of the new build vessels’ delivery and have been designated for retirement.

Eoghan O’Lionaird, chief executive officer of the James Fisher group, says:

‘I am very proud that JFE is taking action now to support its customers, the maritime industry and the group in achieving our collective sustainability goals.’

‘James Fisher is committed to protecting the environment, both in terms of our operational footprint and the nature of the activities we undertake,’ he adds. ‘The adoption of LNG dual fuel propulsion vessels is evidence that we are proactively aligning our business choices with customer and environmental needs and demonstrably applying our company values.’

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