Swedish shipping company Furetank has ordered another dual-fuel tanker to add to its Vinga series of energy-efficient and climate-friendly ships.

Courtesy of Furetank

Like her sister ships, the new tanker will be built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou, with delivery scheduled for July 2024.

Furetank said the deal with the shipyard also includes an option for other ships.

The 17,999 dwt vessel is the latest contribution to the Vinga fleet, which now comprises eleven units, designed with particular emphasis on minimal environmental impact.

So far, Furetank owns four of the vessels already delivered and operates all of them commercially.

The vessels, including the newly commissioned unit, are dual-fuel capable and run on LNG/LBG. They incorporate a hybrid battery solution as well as fuel and power saving features that result in reduced CO2, sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide and hazardous particulate emissions.

The new ship will also be fully equipped to run cargo pumps with 6.6kV high voltage shore power, to further reduce emissions as soon as ports offer the possibility.

It has a cargo capacity of 20,306 m3 in 12 epoxy lined cargo tanks, ice class 1A and an efficient cargo handling system. Another feature is a flexible cargo pump and line arrangement ensuring safe and efficient cargo operations with reduced port turnaround time.

“We are very pleased to add the eleventh ship to our climate-friendly Vinga series. Furetank’s ambition is to be the leading player in the segment, by offering our customers efficient and environmentally friendly transport. With a large fleet, we can offer good service and at the same time optimize the business model to increase vessel utilization,” said Lars HoglundCEO of Furetank.

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