Furetank Orders Dual Fuel Product Tanker

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 4, 2019

Image: Furetank

Image: Furetank

Sweden's Furetank Rederi AB has signed a contract for one 17,999 dwt dual fuel product tanker at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding.

The agreement with the yard includes an option for one further vessel, said a press release from the provider of marine transportation services through product and chemical tankers.

The new vessel will be identical with the series of six sister vessels built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding for Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Erik Thun AB during 2018‐2019.

All vessels are designed with special focus on minimal impact on the environment and has dual fuel capability, run on LNG and has several features that reduce fuel and energy consumption resulting in extensively lower emissions of CO2, Sulphur oxide, Nitrogen oxide and particles.

Ice class 1A, a cargo capacity of 20,306 cubic meters in 12 epoxy coated cargo tanks and an efficient cargo handling system with a flexible cargo pump and line arrangement, ensures safe and efficient cargo operations with reduced port‐turnaround time.    

The vessel is scheduled to be delivered from the shipyard in the fourth quarter of 2020.  

Furetank Rederi AB has also signed an agreement to sell the FURE VINGA to Canadian buyers. The vessel will be delivered to her new owners during April 2019.  

”In the year that has passed since the FURE VINGA was delivered we have had a lot of interest in our new vessels and the benefit they offer to the environment through reduced emissions and less noise," said Lars Höglund, CEO Furetank Rederi AB.

Lars added: "We are selling the vessel with mixed feelings, but the commitment from her new owners, who also trade in winter climate with stringent environmental regulations, is also a confirmation that we have succeeded when designing the FURE VINGA. To replace her in our fleet we have therefore decided to order at least one further vessel at Avic Dingheng.”

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