Leading the development towards sustainable shipping

We have ordered six intermediate tanker vessels that will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network 2018-2020

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We are building five 17,500 dwt IMO II product/chemical tankers at the Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. Furetank Chartering, responsible for the intermediate size segment in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, will commercially manage the vessels.

The Erik Thun Group has a long history of building efficient high quality vessels. The ordered new-buildings have been carefully tailor made to meet our clients’ high demands. Focus on energy efficiency, sustainability, new regulations and customers’ needs has been key in the development process. The vessels that will be built to the absolute latest design are expected to be delivered between April 2019 and January 2020.

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“In Erik Thun, we have a long history of building, owning, and operating both tankers and dry cargo ships in different sizes and with different trading areas, always with the focus on our clients’ needs. We have built and operated intermediate size product tankers in the past and are comfortable to re-enter into the intermediate segment with our new-buildings. To commercially place the vessels with our close partner Furetank was a natural decision for us”
-Anders Källsson, Managing director, Erik Thun AB

”With the investments in intermediate tankers we do not only deepen our good co-operation further with the partners in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, together with our smaller coastal tankers we can also widen our joint offering towards our customers”
– Johan Källsson, Deputy Managing director, Erik Thun AB

New 17,500 dwt tankers details:
Delivery: From April 2019 to Jan 2020
Dwt: 17,500
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

A Sustainable Environmental Investment

We are also, together with partners of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, building the next generation Intermediate Product/Chemical Tankers with LNG propulsion. The vessels are being built at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd, whereof Thun Tankers own Thun Venern, that will be delivered during 2018.

The vessels are being 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.

Thun Venern will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

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

Vessels Facts:
Deadweight                         17,999 tons
Cargo capacity                    19,900 m3
L.o.A                                          149.9 m
Beam                                            22.8 m
Draft                                               9.4 m
Main engine output            4,500 kW

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