Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV have recently contracted four newbuildings to be built at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd. The vessels – of which Furetank will own two and Älvtank and Thun Tankers, one each, will be delivered during 2018/2019.
The vessels will be built to a design, developed by FKAB together with Furetank with a special focus on the minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50 % reduction of CO2 emissions.
The vessels fulfills the Tier III rules, have dual fuel/LNG propulsion including LNG in port consumption, LNG for Inert gas production, power production with floating frequency, battery backup (UPS) for all vital functions to minimize use of auxiliary engines, installed ballast water cleaning system, ice class 1A and Alternative Propulsion System.
The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
* CO2 can be eliminated if BIO gas is used
Source: Maritime Shipping News