The newbuilding will be the latest contribution to the series of eight sister vessels designed with special focus on minimal impact on the environment (Source: Furetank)

Furetank orders ninth dual-fuel tanker in China

Donsö Island-based Furetank has ordered a 17,999dwt dual-fuel tanker incorporating a range of sustainable features at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou.

The contract, which includes options, specifies that the ice-class tanker will be delivered in January 2024. The ninth vessel in the Vinga series will have a dual-fuel capability and operate principally on LNG and/or LBG. Equipped with a battery hybrid arrangement, the tanker will be equipped to use high-voltage 6.6-kV shore power in port when such arrangements are available.

The vessel will have twelve epoxy-coated cargo tanks with a total capacity of 20,306m3. A flexible cargo pump and line arrangement will minimise port time, the company said.

Furetank CEO, Lars Höglund, commented: “This is yet another step forward on our journey towards a fleet consisting entirely of climate-friendly vessels. Furetank want to be an environmental friendly and leading actor within the segment. With this newbuilding we will continue to implement all available technologies to do the best we can – now. It feels especially good to place the order in these unstable pandemic times; we have a strong belief in the future.”

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