DNV has launched the concept study Triality. Triality is an oil tanker offering significant improvement in environmental performance compared to conventional oil tankers. This type of concept studies is intended to demonstrate that there is in fact room for improvement in the shipping industry.
During the past few months, the concept design work for the VLCC size oil tanker Triality has received a lot of attention in DNV. The task at hand was grand, but the results were even grander. The environmental savings speaks for themselves:
- Emits 34% less CO2
- Emits 82% less NOx
- Emits 94% less SOx
- Emits 94% less particular matters
- Eliminates VOC releases (Volatile Organic Compounds)
- Eliminates ballast water, and
- Uses 25% less energy than a conventional VLCC
Most is already said about this ship. If you missed it, plenty information is available at the Triality website. But I’d like take a step back and think about why we do this. We are not selling LNG. And we are not transporting oil either.
So whats in it for us? Well, I like to think that we contribute in solving some of the world’s environmental challenges. Through the Triality design, and other initiatives, we demonstrate that there is room for improvement: There are many innovations that will contribute to more efficient shipping. We have pointed to a few, and I believe there are many more to discover. Innovation as been a little slower in the shipping industry than other industries, but I am hopeful that this will pick up.