Asahi Tanker has decided to build two world first zero-emission electric propulsion tankers. The specifications of the vessel will use the "e5 tanker" planned and designed by e5 Lab which was jointly established the companies Exeno Yamamizu, MOL, Mitsubishi Corporation and Asahi Tanker and will be completed sequentially from March 2022 to March 2023. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Electric Leisure & Sea-going Boats and Ships 2021-2040.
The vessel is a pure battery tanker powered by large-capacity lithium-ion batteries is scheduled to enter Tokyo Bay as a marine fuel supply vessel. Completely electrifying the ship's core energy system will be a move towards achieving zero emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide), NOx (nitrogen oxide), SOx (sulfur oxide), smoke, etc.
In addition to suppressing noise and vibration, the vessel will be operated in consideration of the crew and the environment around the port. Various digital tools, including various automated equipment and IoT (Internet of Things) will adopted to reduce the burden of crew onboard work and improve operating efficiency.
Asahi Tanker and e5 Lab will work on improving the crew's working environment and protecting the global environment, which are urgent issues for coastal shipping, through the development and introduction of advanced vessels, and will continue to provide safer and higher quality transport services.
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