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Thun Tankers launch new dual fuel vessel

In the Netherlands, Sweden-headed shippers Thun Tankers AB held a naming ceremony and launch of a new E-class vessel from Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V in Westerbroek. ”Thun Eos” is the first vessel in a series of four new dual fuel vessels in the E-class capable of running on marine gas oil (MGO) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marks a further development of Thun Tankers’ existing fleet.

Launched on June 16, M/V Thun Eos is the first of four new E-class dual fuel tanker vessels ordered by Thun Tankers AB. The vessel has a deadweight of 7 999 tonnes and the LOA is almost 115 metres and width is 15.80 metres. The main engine is a Wärtsilä type 6L32/6L34DF for LNG or MGO and the top speed is 13 knots (photo courtesy Simon Marrink).

According to a statement, the focus is on efficiency, new regulations, environmental care, and customers’ needs when developing the new vessels that are being built to the absolute latest design. ”Thun Eos” is the first vessel in a series of four new tanker vessels in the new E-class.

This series of new tankers will continue to provide our clients with the dynamics of always having climate-smart high-quality tankers in the right position at the requested time, Joakim Lund, CCO Thun Tankers

The vessels are a further evolvement of Thun Tankers’ existing G-class fleet and focus on efficiency, environmental care and customers’ needs have been essential when developing the new vessels. According to the company, the E-class vessels are being built to the absolute latest design meeting and often exceeding existing and forthcoming regulations.

We in Erik Thun have always had a high focus on resource efficiency that translates into modern environmental care. We are convinced that these vessels will contribute to provide the best logistical and most environmental friendly transport solution to our customers, said Anders Källsson, CEO, Erik Thun AB, the parent company.

The vessels are being built by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. in the Netherlands with whom the company has a long-standing relationship with having already supplied over thirty vessels to Erik Thun.

We always strive to meet our customers’ various demands with sustainable solutions. With this order we intend to further extend that offer by building a series of identical sister ships where some use LNG as a fuel and others do not, said Johan Källsson, Deputy Managing Director, Erik Thun AB.

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