Thun Tankers said it has declared an option for a fifth tanker to be added to the previously contracted four 17,500 dwt IMO II product/chemical tankers on order at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China
The sister ships are due for delivery between April 2019 and January 2020 and will be commercially managed by Furetank, responsible for the intermediate segment within the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
In addition to the five contracted intermediate vessels, Thun Tankers together with the Gothia Tanker Alliance partners Furetank Rederi AB and Rederi AB Älvtank have previously ordered another six 16,300 dwt high quality intermediate tankers with LNG propulsion. One of these six vessels will go to Thun, three to Furetank and two to Älvtank. These vessels, that currently are under construction, are being built at the same yard as the now contracted vessels and will be delivered between 2018 and 2020.
With latest contracted new-building, the Erik Thun Group currently has a total of 12 newbuildings on order. In addition to a total of six Thun owned intermediate size tankers being built, the group has contracted four 8,000 dwt tankers with LNG propulsion. These coasters will be built at Sheepswerf Ferus Smit in the Netherlands with
delivery in 2018-2021. Thun are also building two 6,000 dwt ice class 1A dry cargo ships at the same Dutch yard with delivery November 2017 and February 2018.
New 17,500 dwt tankers details:
Delivery: From April 2019 to Jan 2020
Cubic: 21,000 m3
Ice class: 1C
Cargo Heating: Yes
IMO: Type II
LoA: 149.8 m
Beam: 22.8 m
Draft: 8.5 m
Coating: Phenolic Epoxy
- Gothia Tanker Alliance Newbuildings:
Vessels // Owner // Dwt // Delivery
4 coastal tankers (LNG fueled) // Thun Tankers // 7,999 // 2018-2021
1 intermediate tanker (LNG fueled) // Thun Tankers // 16,300 // 2018-2019
2 intermediate tankers (LNG fueled) // Älvtank // 16,300 // 2018-2019
3 intermediate tankers (LNG fueled) // Furetank // 16,300 // 2018-2019
5 intermediate tankers // Thun Tankers // 17,500 // 2019-2020
Total: 15 vessels