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Thun Tankers’ latest will be able to operate on LNG or biogas

Written by Nick Blenkey
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The tanker will be long-term leased by Preem, Sweden's largest fuel company

DECEMBER 14, 2018 — Sweden’s Thun Tankers is set to name its latest gas fueled tanker Thun Evolve in a ceremony to be held in at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Groningen, Netherlands, on Saturday.

Main propulsion power will be provided by a 2,999 kW Wärtsilä 6L34DF main engine.

Thun Evolve has been built to the latest design to meet and exceed current and upcoming environmental regulations. Thun Evolve meets high standards of safety, efficiency with a very low environmental impact and can be powered by liquid natural gas (LNG) or Biogas (LBG),” says Joakim Lund, Chief Commercial Officer at Thun Tankers.

The 115 m x 15.87 m, 7,999 dwt vessel has a cargo capacity of 9,540 cu.m volume in 9 coated cargo tanks, suited for MARPOL and IMO type II chemical cargoes.

Iceclass will be 1A FS, suitable for year-round Baltic service.

The tanker will be long-term leased by Preem, Sweden’s largest fuel company, for deliveries to the company’s depots and customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. It will be delivered to Preem at the end of March.

“Our maritime transport is an important part of Preem’s operations. We are therefore very pleased with the company’s latest addition of new environmentally adapted tankers, using the latest hull design for improved performance, lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions. It is also in line with Preem’s high-end sustainability requirements,” says Fredrik Backman, Head of Shipping Department at Preem.

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