Dutch coastal shipping company Thun Tankers splashed the first of its four 8,000 dwt coastal tankers on June 16 at the Westerbroek shipyard.
The dual fueled, E-Class tanker is a part of the batch ordered by the company in October 2016 from the Netherlands-based shipbuilder Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V.
With a cargo capacity of 9,500 m3, the new LNG-fueled tanker will replace some of the company’s older tonnage. The vessel will be delivered and enter into trade this
Featuring a length of 115 meters and a width of 15.8 meters, the tanker is of a new design to further optimize efficiency and ecological footprint.
The company earlier informed that the first tankers from the order are scheduled to start joining the fleet from the fourth quarter of 2018.
“The E-class will continue to provide our clients with the dynamics of always having climate smart high quality tankers in the right position at the requested time,” Joakim Lund, CCO Thun Tankers, said.
Furthermore, Thun Tankers have one 18,000 dwt, dual-fueled product tanker under construction at China’s Avic Ding Heng Shipyard with delivery in October this year. The vessel is one of six sisters ordered by the Gothia Tanker Alliance partners Furetank, Älvtank and Thun Tankers.
Thun Tankers also has five 17,500 dwt L-Class product tankers on order at the same shipyard with delivery in 2019-2020.