Sweden-based Furetank has signed a contract for a 17,999 dwt dual-fuel product tanker at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding.

Furetank stated in early June 2021 that the agreement with the yard included an option for one further vessel.

The new vessel will be identical with the series of six sister vessels built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding for Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank, and Erik Thun AB during 2018‐2019.

All vessels are designed with dual-fuel capability, capable of running on LNG and have features that reduce fuel and energy consumption resulting in extensively lower emissions of CO2, sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide, and particles.

The vessel is of an Ice class 1A and has a cargo capacity of 20,306 cubic meters in 12 epoxy coated cargo tanks. It is scheduled to be delivered from the shipyard in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The company also said that Furetank Rederi AB signed an agreement to sell the Fure Vinga vessel to an undisclosed Canadian buyer. The vessel will be delivered to the new owner during April 2019. Furetank added that the vessel would be replaced with the order of at least one vessel from Avic Dingheng.

The 149.9m Fure Vinga was delivered last year to Furetank. It was also the first in the six LNG-fueled vessel series ordered by the partners in the Swedish Gothia Tanker Alliance.

Photo by Bob Wright

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