NOVEMBER 25, 2015 —Three partners in the Gothenburg, Sweden, headquartered Gothia Tanker alliance have ordered a series of 16,300 dwt next generation LNG fueled intermediate product/chemical tankers with LNG propulsion.
Furetank Rederi AB has ordered two vessels, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV have ordered one vessel each.
The contracts have been signed with the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding for delivery during 2018/2019.
The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering which is part of the Gothia Tankers alliance.
The Gothia Alliance says the ice 1A tankers will be designed to the absolute latest ”state of the art” with special focus on keeping emissions to a minimum.
They are designed by Sweden’s FKAB Marine Design AB together with Furetank Rederi AB and special attention has been focused on minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50 % reduction of CO2 emissions. This 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.
Deadweight 16,300 tons
Cargo capacity 20,000 m3
L.o.A 149.9 m
Beam 22.8 m
Draft 8,8 m
Main Eng. output 4,500 kW
* CO2 can be eliminated if BIO gas is used