The new Aframax design emphasizes energy efficiency to provide lower operating costs and enhanced environmental performance. The ship features an optimized hull form to minimize resistance, and an optimized propulsion train with energy saving devices (ESDs) for greater efficiency. Fuel savings have also been the primary focus. The ship meets the current and forthcoming emissions legislation.
Wärtsilä offers the Aframax design in three, fit-for-purpose versions:
i. The Basic configuration using conventional heavy fuel oil, Environmental with the exhaust emissions cleaned using a scrubber and selective catalyst reduction (SCR), and
ii. The Green version based on dual-fuel engines using LNG.
Relevant sites: Wärtsilä Aframax ship design brochure