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Thun Tankers, Preem name LNG-powered tanker newbuilding

19 Dec 2018

Northern European short sea shipping specialist Thun Tankers on 15 December named a new, environmentally adapted tanker in Groningen, Holland.

The liquid natural gas (LNG) powered Thun Evolve will be long-term leased by Swedish petroleum corporation Preem for deliveries to the company’s depots and customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The ship will be delivered to Preem at the end of March.

The vessel, built in the Netherlands, is a welcome addition to the company’s commitment to safer, efficient and sustainable maritime transport with the least possible environmental impact, notes Thun Tankers.

Thun Evolve has been built with the latest design to meet and exceed current and upcoming environmental regulations,” says Joakim Lund, Chief Commercial Officer at Thun Tankers.

Thun Evolve meets high standards of safety, efficiency with a very low environmental impact and can be powered by LNG or Biogas (LBG).”

“Our maritime transport is an important part of Preem’s operations,” says Fredrik Backman, Head of Shipping Department at Preem.

“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.”

Preem’s maritime transport also applies “just in time”, which means that the vessels optimize and adjust speed to minimize the time of anchorage at refineries and ports. This contributes to lower fuel consumption, increased safety and the least possible environmental impact.

Photo credit: Thun Tankers
Published: 17 December, 2018

 

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