Thun Tankers Christens LNG-Fueled Ship in Stockholm
Swedish shipping company Thun Tankers held the naming ceremony for one of its LNG-fueled product/chemical tanker in Stockholm on September 11. The vessel, that was officially named Thun Venern, was handed over to the company in September 2018 after completing sea trials a month earlier. The 18,000 dwt ship was built by China’s shipbuilder Avic Dingheng and is the third from a batch of six Sweden-flagged sister vessels. Powered by natural gas or biogas, the unit was ordered by Thun Tankers together with the Gothia Tanker Alliance partners Furetank and Älvtank.
Thun Tankers & Gothia Tanker Alliance adding new build Thun Venern to the fleet
The product/chemical tanker M/V Thun Venern was delivered during Thursday to the Erik Thun Group, on site at the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd., the company said in its press release. She is the third vessel being delivered in a series of six vessels, all designed by FKAB together with Furetank Rederi AB. Special attention has been focused on minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50 % reduction of CO2 emissions. This also includes full Tier III, dual fuel/LNG propulsion including LNG in port consumption, LNG for IG-boiler, battery backup (UPS) for all vital functions and special ballast water cleaning system and ice 1A. M/V Thun Venern is an intermediate tanker with a dwt of almost 18,000 tons and LOA 149.9 meters. She will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering, which is part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance.Upload News