Thun Resource has launched its first vessel in the resource efficiency class at a yard in Leer, Germany.
Adaptive propulsion to minimize energy usage, ready-for-shore electricity connection, UPS battery pack, the latest hull design and the newest and most resource-efficient machinery are some examples of the vessel’s new features. The ordered vessels are part of Thun Tankers’ fleet renewal program. These ships have been designed to be reliable and easy to operate in the intense coastal trade which they are built for, and to function well over the entire lifespan.
The vessel is the first of six ordered R-Class sisters that will be built by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit with delivery from 2024 onward. The vessel was named by Godmother Ulrika Hamill, a Nynas representative. Upon delivery, the Thun Resource will be technically managed by MF Shipping Group and enter a five-year time charter to Nynas.
Andrew Hamill, chartering manager at Nynas, said, “Nynas is very happy to see the collaboration of all parties involved in this project take shape in the form of this modern efficient vessel and we look forward to welcoming her into our operations early next year as another step toward our sustainable goals.”
Joakim Lund, chief commercial officer (CCO) at Thun Tankers, said, “The scope for the R-Class series has been to build the most resource-efficient vessels available for the trade, with minimal environmental impact. We have been combining this with several new features to help Nynas grow their business while reducing their climate footprint.”
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