Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA (Oslo: PHLY), yesterday delivered the American Endurance, the first of four next generation 50,000 dwt product tankers that it is building for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Product tanker American Endurance - Image courtesy: Philly Shipyard
This delivery is the 25th vessel built by PSI (formerly known as Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc.). The next generation 50,000 dwt product tanker is based on a proven Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design that also incorporates numerous fuel efficiency features, flexible cargo capability, and the latest regulatory requirements. The vessel has also received LNG Ready Level 1 approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The 600-foot tanker has a carrying capacity of 14.5 million gallons of crude oil or refined products.
“Today’s delivery of our 25th vessel, aptly named the American Endurance, is a profound symbol of the shipbuilding legacy we have continued since re-opening in 1997. In collaboration with American Petroleum Tankers, we are proud of our contributions to renew the current tanker fleet with a more modern and environmentally friendly design. This vessel, like all others, was built from the hands and hearts of 1,200 shipbuilders for future crew to operate safely and with the quality expected.”
The shipyard has commenced construction of three other 50,000 dwt tankers for APT and two 3,600 TEU containerships for Matson Navigation Company, Inc.
Source: Philly Shipyard