The units of the Vinga class are considered to be particularly energy efficient (Source: Furetank)

Furetank orders fifth dual-fuel tanker with options

Sweden’s Furetank Rederi AB has ordered another dual-fuel Vinga-class chemical tanker at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou. The 17,999dwt vessel is Furetank’s fifth and number eleven in the Vinga-class series, all of which are commercially operated by the company. It is due for delivery in July 2024.

The ice-class tankers have a capacity of 20,306m3 in twelve epoxy-coated tanks and are designed to operate with maximum energy efficiency and minimum climate impact. The battery hybrid vessels run on LNG/LBG and incorporate a range of fuel-saving and emissions-reducing features.

The latest vessel will also have shore-suitable cargo pumps of 6.6 kV voltage ready for ports that can supply power, and a flexible cargo pump and line arrangement for safe and faster cargo operations.

Furetank CEO, Lars Höglund, commented: “We are very pleased to add the eleventh vessel to our climate-friendly Vinga series. Furetank’s ambition is to be the leading actor within the segment, offering our customers efficient and environmentally friendly transportation. With a large fleet, we can offer good service and, at the same time, optimise the trading pattern to increase utilisation of the vessels.”

The contract includes options for more vessels.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore