Almi Tankers S.A. has announced that on March 13th, 2018, the M/T Almi Atlas, the first of the two VLCCs of its newbuilding project at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries was delivered to her owners at the Mokpo shipyard. This 315,221 DWT tanker was built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries to the highest industry standards.

Almi Tankers takes delivery of newbuild VLCC Almi Atlas
Photo by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co.

The Almi Atlas was designed in accordance to the latest regulations and industry requirements in order to satisfy our customers’ needs, therefore special emphasis was placed on creating an environmentally friendly design. The vessel is among the most Eco-friendly ships worldwide, designed with our responsibility to safeguard the environment in mind. 

Among other eco-friendly technologies on board, the Almi Atlas is equipped with the HYUNDAI-B&W   7G80ME - C9.5 - EGRTC (Tier III) Green-type engine - she is one of the first vessels of her size with a Tier III engine. The G-type is an ultra long stroke engine, which, in conjunction with a larger diameter propeller, offers significant fuel savings and produces less emissions than engines with the same output, thus classifying it as one of the most environmentally efficient propulsion systems. The vessel is equipped with the Hyundai HiBallast HiB 6000ex Ballast Water Treatment System and is one of the first vessels worldwide fitted with SOx Scrubber going above and beyond industry requirements in a constant effort to anticipate and satisfy customer needs. 

Almi Tankers recognises the need to consistently and continuously improve performance, especially in environmental issues. Therefore, all vessels in Almi Tankers' fleet will always be equipped with top of the line technologies to enhance safety and ensure the best possible protection of the environment. The vessel specifications reflect Almi Tankers' aim of ensuring reliable and efficient operation throughout the vessel's life. 

The Almi Atlas flies the Liberian flag and is classed under DNV-GL. 

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Source: Almi Tankers