Oslo-listed shipowner Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has entered into a deal with Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co for the construction of three third generation (CABU III) vessels.The company said that the CABU III newbuilds will introduce a new standard of efficiency with an estimated 35% reduction in carbon footprint when compared to their first-generation CABU vessels built between 2001 and 2007, which they will replace.

The new vessels will have around 10% higher cargo carrying capacity and the fuel consumption is estimated to be 30% lower than the first generation CABUs through an optimized design and installation of several energy efficiency measures partly tested out on KCC’s current fleet over the recent years.

Furthermore, KCC targets to install wind-assisted propulsion on the CABU III newbuilds, improving efficiency even further. The vessels will as well be prepared for a later time- and cost-effective conversion to burning zero-emission fuels. 

Source: offshore-energy.biz