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Erik Thun Group takes delivery of new dual fuel tanker vessel

In Sweden, shippers Erik Thun Group and member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance has announced that it has taken delivery of a new dual fuel product/chemical tanker M/V Thun Venern at the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd.

The new dual fuel intermediate class product/chemical tanker M/V Thun Venern leaving the AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding shipyard in China (photo courtesy AVIC).

According to a statement, M/V Thun Venern is the third vessel being delivered in a series of six, all designed by FKAB together with Furetank Rederi AB. Special attention has been paid on minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50 percent reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to contemporary vessels.

This is due to the use of full Tier III, dual fuel liquefied natural gas (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 class 1A.

M/V Thun Venern is an intermediate tanker with a dwt of almost 18 000 tonnes and LOA 149.9 metres and will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering AB, which is part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

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