Total Lubmarine will be providing lubes to the world’s biggest containership, the MOL Triumph. Japan’s Mitsui OSK (MOL) recently launched the MOL Triumph, a vessel with a capacity of 20,170 TEU. The vessel is the first in a series of six for the company.
According to MOL, the new 20,000 TEU-class containerships are equipped with various highly advanced energy-saving technologies including low friction underwater paint, high efficiency propeller and rudder, Savor Stator as a stream fin on the hull body, and an optimized fine hull form which together can further reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per container moved by about 25-30% when compared to 14,000 TEU-class containerships.
Importantly, the vessel has also been designed with a retrofit option to convert the engines to run on LNG fuel. Total Lubmarine is currently working on completing a range of lubes suitable for dual-fuel powered two stroke engines.
MOL Triumph will set off on her maiden voyage from Xingang in April 2017 and will sail to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore. She will then transit through the Suez Canal and continue on to Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre. She will then call at Tangier and Jebel Ali on the way back to Asia.