Energy consumption and efficiency

Different types of ship fuel are the main types of energy resources consumed during operations of the Group.

Dynamics of fuel consumption in 2018-2020, (tonnes)
Type of fuel 2020 2019 2018
Fuel oil 800,023 65% 958,550 70% 1,025,791 72%
Diesel fuel 234,583 19% 203,754 15% 231,860 16%
Gas engine fuel 190,204 16% 200,475 15% 166,741 12%
Total 1,224,811 100% 1,362,779 100% 1,424,393 100%

Sovcomflot Group is actively engaged in work to implement a state programme for introducing gas engine fuel in the transport sector. In 2020, the share of gas engine fuel amounted to 16% of the total ship fuel consumption against 15% a year earlier. The increase in this indicator is due to an increase in the intensity of liquefied gas transportation and the addition of new-generation LNG-fuelled vessels to the Group’s fleet. The SCF fleet includes five LNG tankers equipped with LNG-powered internal combustion engines and four LNG tankers that also use gas fuel for the ship power plant (steam turbine). In addition, six dual-fuel Aframax tankers using liquefied natural gas as the primary fuel were brought into service in 2018-2019. In 2020, two LNG carriers equipped with two-stroke internal combustion engines running on gas fuel were accepted for operation.

The consumption of energy resources such as heat, electricity, motor gasoline is associated with the operation of the Group’s onshore units. Their consumption volume is insignificant compared to consumption volumes of different types of ship fuel. The Group does not consume any types of energy resources other than those listed above.