Swedish shipping group Erik Thun has ordered two new short-sea dry cargo vessels from Scheepsverf Ferus Smit in the Netherlands. The new generation of ships will replace some of the existing vessels in the company’s fleet.
The vessels are a further evolvement of Erik Thun’s existing ships. The design focus was on efficiency, environmental protection and customers’ needs. Reduced fuel consumption, an increased cargo intake, less exhaust emissions and lowered noise levels were sought in the design. The newbuildings will be equipped with a frequency converter for shore power electricity connection. This enables the ship to shut down all engines while in port during loading, unloading and when pumping ballast water.
The first vessel is due to be delivered in spring 2022 and the second approximately a year later, in spring 2023.
”In Erik Thun, we have always had a high focus on resource efficiency translating into modern environmental care. It is a challenge to build vessels fit for the future, but our long experience gives us a good basis for continual improvement and innovative design.” Henrik Källsson, Deputy Managing Director at Erik Thun Group said.
Erik Thun orders new generation of dry cargo vessels