Thun Tankers, owned by Erik Thun AB, has announced that it has placed an order for four coastal tankers, which will be built by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. in the Netherlands.
The vessels will be built to a similar size as the16 tankers that Thun Tankers currently operates. The company intends to offer sister-ships where the use of LNG as a fuel is a possibility. Having built the worlds’ first dry cargo ships that us LNG as a fuel, MV Ireland and MV Greenland, Erik Thun has a solid knowledge of operating vessels that uses natural gas as a fuel.
Anders Källsson, CEO, Erik Thun AB, said: “We in Erik Thun have always had a high focus on resource efficiency that translates into modern environmental care. We are convinced that these vessels will contribute to provide the best logistical and most environmental friendly transport solution to our customers”
Joakim Lund, CCO Thun Tankers, said: “This series of new tankers 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.”
Johan Källsson, Deputy Managing Director, Erik Thun AB, added: “We always strive to meet our customers’ various demands with sustainable solutions. With this order we intend to further extend that offer by building a series of identical sister ships where some uses LNG as a fuel and others don’t.”
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