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RUSSIAN SHIP OPERATOR INFORMS IMO ABOUT EMISSION REDUCTION RECORD

RUSSIAN SHIP OPERATOR INFORMS IMO ABOUT EMISSION REDUCTION RECORD

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 

At a meeting held at IMO headquarters, between the SCF Management and Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Kitack Lim, the MD of Sovcomflot (UK) Callum Ludgate, informed the Secretary General about the work SCF conducts in the sphere of emission reduction in line with IMO's ambition to decarbonise maritime transport and achieve zero emissions by 2050.

The meeting was also attended by: Azara Prempeh, Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the IMO; Yury Melenas, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the IMO, and Grigory Alexandrov, Director of Projects and Business Development, Sovcomflot (UK). Ludgate elaborated on three years of SCF experience in operating LNG-powered tankers of the 'Green Funnel' series. A model of the Gagarin Prospect tanker, the world's first LNG-fuelled Aframax, was presented to the IMO. The model will be installed at the IMO headquarters as a successful example of the implementation of modern engineering solutions in the maritime industry.

Almost all of Sovcomflot's newbuildings will be capable of using LNG. The company has five LNG-fuelled tankers under construction and six LNG-fuelled tankers in operation.

The operating experience of the SCF Green Funnel vessels confirms that the use of LNG allows annual reduction of CO2 emissions by 26%, SOx emissions by 100% and NOx) emissions by 94%.

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