Desgagnés announced it has completed its most recent acquisition, M/T GAÏA DESGAGNÉS, which has arrived in Canada and docked on Wednesday at the Port of Québec.
This dual-fuel (diesel or liquefied natural gas)oil/chemical tanker will begin her service for the company around mid-May, carrying refined petroleum products on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River; she will also be found trading in the Arctic, on the East coast of Canada and the United States and in waters worldwide.
As a reminder, the GAÏA DESGAGNÉS, built in 2018, is the 5th ship using LNG as fuel to integrate the Desgagnés fleet since 2017, adding to a series of 4 similar vessels designed and built specifically for Desgagnés.
In addition to creating a significant reduction of GHGs and virtually eliminating particulate emissions, as for the other Desgagnés dual-fuel tankers, the GAÏA DESGAGNÉS meets the highest international environmental standards (IMO Tier III). She offers, through increased efficiency of her engines and the management of her equipment, a greatly reduced fuel consumption compared to similar vessels. In addition, she is equipped with a chemical-free ballast water treatment system, ensuring the absence of contamination of invasive species in the St. Lawrence and inland waters.