Furetank to spice up Vinga fleet with new inexperienced ship

Swedish transport firm Furetank has ordered a dual-fuel tanker from Chinese language shipbuilder China Retailers Jinling Shipyard – former AVIC.

Picture: Furetank

The newbuild will turn into the ninth vessel in the Vinga sequence of sister vessels. It’s scheduled to be delivered from the shipyard in January 2024.

The settlement with the yard, unveiled on 28 January 2022, additionally consists of an possibility for additional vessels.

The 17,999 dwt unit is the newest contribution to the sequence of eight sister vessels designed with particular deal with minimal influence on the surroundings. Furetank owns 4 of them and commercially operates all eight tankers.

The vessels all have dual-fuel functionality and run on LNG/LBG. They’re designed with a battery hybrid answer and a number of other revolutionary options that scale back gasoline and power consumption leading to extensively decrease emissions of CO2, sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide and unsafe particles.

The brand new ship will even be absolutely outfitted to function cargo pumps with 6.6 kV excessive voltage shore energy, to cut back emissions even additional as quickly as ports provide the chance.

It has a cargo capability of 20,306 cubic meters in 12 epoxy coated cargo tanks, ice class 1A and an environment friendly cargo dealing with system. A versatile cargo pump and line association guarantee protected and environment friendly cargo operations with diminished port-turnaround time, in response to the corporate.

“That is one more step ahead on our journey in direction of a fleet consisting totally of local weather pleasant vessels,” Lars Höglund, CEO of Furetank, commented.

“With this newbuilding we’ll proceed to implement all obtainable applied sciences to do the very best we will – now. It feels particularly good to put the order in these unstable pandemic instances; we now have a robust perception sooner or later.”

Final month, Furetank mentioned it started to offset the remaining carbon emissions from its Vinga-class of vessels by way of the acquisition of carbon credit.

The agency has already achieved a 55% discount of CO2 emissions for its Vinga sequence of vessels through the use of an optimized ship design and an LBG/LNG propulsion. Nevertheless, to achieve zero-emission targets, the availability of renewable, liquid biogas is “not adequate”, as defined by Furetank.

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