First steel cut for Teekay’s fourth E-Shuttle Tanker

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries has started construction of Teekay’s fourth shuttle tanker under the E-Shuttle Tanker series.

Teekay has said that the first steel cutting ceremony for the LNG-powered vessel, to be named “Current Spirit” was held on Monday, March 4.

Teekay’s E-Shuttle tanker series is expected to significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption, as the 130,000 dwt vessels will operate on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the primary fuel, and a mixture of LNG and recovered volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as the secondary fuel.

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