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Thun Tankers takes delivery of first L-class and second E-class vessels

Sweden-headed Thun Tankers, part of the Erik Thun Group, has taken delivery of its first L-class vessel and its second E-class vessel on the same day. Both vessels will enter the Gothia Tanker Alliance network.

Anders Källsson, Erik Thun AB, attending the signing ceremony at AVIC.

Anders Källsson, Erik Thun AB, attending the signing ceremony at AVIC (photo courtesy Thun Tankers).

On May 9, 2019, Thun Tankers took delivery of the 18 650 deadweight product tanker “Thun Lidkoping”. An L-class vessel, it is the first in a series of five resource-efficient, high-quality tankers built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China.

On the same day, the 8 000 deadweight “Thun Evolve” was delivered to Thun Tankers by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V in the Netherlands. The dual fuelled vessel will use natural gas or biomethane as fuel and is the second in a series of four ordered E-Class tankers. Ferus Smit has previously built 33 efficient quality vessels for the Erik Thun Group.

The new tankers will enter into the Gothia Tanker Alliance network with crewing and technical management done by MF Shipping Group.

It is a historic day for our company with the delivery of both Thun Lidkoping and Thun Evolve on the same day. With the E-Class and L-Class series in trade, we are further strengthening Gothia Tanker Alliance’ possibility to serve our clients with climate-smart tankers in the right position at the requested time, said Joakim Lund, CCO Thun Tankers.

New E and L class vessels, Thun Evolve and Thun Lidkoping (image courtesy Thun Tankers).

Both the L-Class and the E-Class tankers have been designed and developed in-house, using Erik Thun’s long experience of building sustainable, high-quality vessels. Focus on environmental care, new regulations and customers’ needs has been key in the design and building process of both vessel types (image courtesy Thun Tankers).

These new tankers are part of our next generation purpose-built and efficient vessels enabling us to remain a sustainable Swedish partner over generations, said Johan Källsson, Managing Director at Erik Thun AB.

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