AET Takes Delivery of DP2 Shuttle Tanker Eagle Pilar
One of the world’s leading petroleum tanker owners and operators Eagle Pilar has been successfully delivered to AET by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The vessel was safely constructed at the SHI yard and timely delivered amid the COVID-19 outbreak with all extra health and safety precautions taken by AET and the Eaglestar site teams working closely together with the SHI team to safeguard the ongoing construction and delivery.
This 153,180 DWT DP2 vessel has been built in collaboration with DNV-GL and Eaglestar and is operating to the highest operational and environmental standards, including full compliance with IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission requirements. Eagle Pilar, by design, is approximately 25 to 30 percent more fuel efficient than the DPSTs built in the early part of the last decade, thereby demonstrating our ambition to align with IMO’s 2030 carbon intensity aspirations. In addition, the vessel is installed with a ballast water treatment system, equipped with electrical driven cargo pumps for enhanced fuel efficiency, high-power thrusters and the latest position reference system fully capable of operating in harsh weather conditions.
Eagle Pilar is expected to be delivered to Shell later this month and upon her arrival in Brazil will start operating in the Brazilian Basin joining AET’s six other dynamic positioning shuttle tankers already operating there for Petrobras. This will bring AET’s DPST fleet in Brazil to seven, with six more DP2 shuttle tankers scheduled to be delivered in 2021-2022.
Globally, AET has 11 DPSTs (including Eagle Pilar), seven in the Brazilian Basin and four in the North and Norwegian Sea of which two are among the world’s first LNG dual-fuel DP2 shuttle tankers with VOC functionality.