Swedish integrated shipping company Furetank on Thursday (21 January) announced the delivery of the dual-fuelled Fure Vinga from the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Yangzhou) Dingheng Co Ltd.The vessel will run on liquefied biogas (LBG) and liquified natural gas (LNG).
The 17,999 dwt vessel is the seventh in a series of eight sister vessels contracted by Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Alvtank and Thun Tankers BV and will be serving its customers predominantly in the Baltic and North West Europe.
The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering within the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
The Fure Vinga is a Swedish flagged ice class 1A vessel with a cargo tank capacity of 20,306 cubic meters in 12 epoxy coated cargo tanks.
An efficient cargo handling system with a flexible cargo pump and line arrangement ensures safe and efficient cargo operations with reduced port-turnaround time, said Furetank.
The Fure Vinga was developed by FKAB together with Furetank with special focus on minimal impact on the environment.
The vessel boasts several features that reduces fuel and energy consumption resulting in 55% lower emissions of CO2, 86% of Nitrogen oxide, 99% of Sulphur oxide, and 99% of particles.
Fure Vinga is also the first tanker in European trade that is equipped and ready to perform full cargo discharge operations by shore electric power, which will reduce emissions further.
Fure Vinga’s excellent CO2 per transport work performance was evidenced during the sea trials, where she obtained an EEDI value of 4.64 from the classification society Bureau Veritas, about half of IMO’s Phase I requirement of EEDI 9.32 for a vessel of her dimensions and capacity.
The vessel will now proceed to load in China and South Korea for Europe.
“With the arrival of Fure Vinga, the seventh vessel in the series and the fourth to Furetank, we have already now lowered the total average CO2 emissions of our owned fleet by almost 50% since 2008 corresponding with IMO ‘s present target for 2050,” said Lars Hoglund, CEO Furetank Rederi AB.
Today Furetank operates 8 owned vessels and is a founding member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, a market platform for small and intermediate product tankers, operating 40 vessels in European waters.
Photo credit: Furetank
Published: 22 January, 2021
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