Furetank and China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou have signed a contract for the delivery of a new dual-fuel tanker.
The 17,999dwt vessel will have dual-fuel engines that can run on LNG/LBG, plus a battery hybrid solution to reduce its fuel and energy consumption. As a result, the ship’s CO2 , sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide and particle emissions levels will all be reduced.
The Furetank ship will be equipped to operate cargo pumps with 6.6kV high-voltage shore power to reduce emissions where and when ports enable it to do so. This latest vessel will be the ninth in the Vinga series of sister vessels, which are global top performers when it comes to energy efficiency and climate footprints.
“This is yet another step forward on our journey toward a fleet consisting entirely of climate-friendly vessels,” commented Lars Höglund, CEO of Furetank. “Furetank wants to be an environmentally friendly and leading actor within the segment. With this new-building we will continue to implement all available technologies to do the best we can – now.”
The tanker is scheduled for delivery from the shipyard in January 2024, and the agreement between the two companies includes the option for further vessels to be built.