Gothia Tanker Taps Avic Dingheng for Four Dual Fuel Vessels
Sweden’s Gothia Tanker Alliance has ordered four liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel product/chemical tankers to be built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding in China for delivery in 2018 and 2019.
The Gothenburg-based Gothia Tanker Alliance partners are Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers. Their new ships will be built according to a design by Furetank and FKAB.
Furetank will own two of the new 492-foot (149.9-meter) tankers and and Älvtank and Thun Tankers will take one each.
The Furetank-FKAB design is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly half. The new ships will have LNG dual fuel propulsion and battery backup to minimize the use of auxiliary engines.
“These vessels will be designed to meet all known future demands both from governments, the industry and from our customers,” Furetank Rederi CEO Lars Höglund says in the Gothia Tankers order announcement.
The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
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