Newbuildings

A Sustainable Environmental Investment

Partners of Gothia Tanker Alliance have an extensive newbuilding programme, with six intermediate and four small tankers to be delivered coming years.

Next generation intermediate product/chemical tankers with LNG propulsion

Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV have contracted six newbuildings to be built at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd. The vessels – of which Furetank will own three, Älvtank two and Thun Tankers one, will be delivered during 2018/2019.

The vessels will be built to a design, developed by FKAB together with Furetank with special focus on 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.

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 It has been very interesting and developing for Furetank together with FKAB to create a design for future product/chemical tankers. These vessels will be designed to meet all known future demands both from governments, the industry and from our customers.”

– Lars Höglund, CEO Furetank Rederi AB
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We in Erik Thun have always had a high focus on cost awareness and resource efficiency that translates into modern environmental care. Having built the worlds first dry cargo vessels that uses LNG as a fuel is an example of that. Therefore we are convinced that these vessels will contribute to provide the best logistical and most environmental friendly transport solution to our customers

– Anders Källsson, CEO Erik Thun AB
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 ‘’ In Älvtank, one of our goals is to provide the customers with high performing vessels. We know that these vessels, with the latest technology, will be effective, high performing and environmental efficient ‘’

– Christian Nilsson, CEO Rederi AB Älvtank
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Vessels Facts:
Deadweight                         16,300 tons
Cargo capacity                   20,000 m3
L.o.A                                           149.9 m
Beam                                            22.8 m
Draft                                                8.8 m
Main Eng. output                  4500 kW  

Emission Reduction:
CO2                           49%*
NOx                            84%
SOx                             99%
Particles                  99%
 *CO2 can be eliminated if BIO gas is used

Thun Tankers orders series of four 17,500 dwt IMO II tankers

Thun Tankers, part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, has in addition to above mentioned order, contracted four 17,500 dwt IMO II product/chemical tankers to be built at the same shipyard. Furetank Chartering, responsible for the intermediate size segment in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, will commercially manage the vessels.

Read more about it here:  http://thuntankers.com/philosophy/intermediate_newbuildings/

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Next generation energy efficient and sustainable coastal tankers

In addition to above intermediate tanker investment, Gothia Tanker Alliance partner Thun Tankers has also ordered four coastal tankers. The vessels will be built to a similar size as the sixteen tankers that Thun Tankers currently operates.

Read more about it here: http://thuntankers.com/philosophy/next-generation-tankers/

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