Erik Thun adds a second ”vinga-series” sister to The Gothia Tanker Alliance Network

Erik Thun has taken delivery of Thun Vettern. The 17,999-dwt vessel was built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou and is an upgraded version of the sister Thun Venern. Thun Vettern is the latest contribution to the “Vinga-series”, all trading within the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

The Thun Vettern is the newest and latest edition to the Vinga-series and she has ice class 1A. All sisters are designed by our partner Furetank together with FKAB with special focus on minimal impact on the environment. The vessels in the Vinga-series all have dual-fu-el capability, run on LNG/LBG or gasoil and are fully equipped for shore power connection when available in ports.

A clean hull surface is crucial as it reduces fuel consumption, lowers greenhouse gas emissions, and promotes sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Additionally, They are designed with a battery hybrid solution and several innovative features that reduce fuel and energy consumption, resulting in extensively lowered emissions of CO2, sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide and hazardous particles. The ships have scored the best Energy Efficiency Design Index or EEDI value in their segment globally, meaning that they are the most energy efficient vessels according to the International Maritime Organisation. The Vinga-series is designed for the intense and demanding trade in the North Sea and Scandinavia, well suited to meet the growing European demand for biofuels and renewable feedstocks.

Erik Thun´s close partner Furetank will technically and commercially manage the new vessel which upon delivery will enter into the Gothia Tanker Alliance network.

Sustainability work has always been and will be a focus ahead for Erik Thun. To take delivery of a resource efficient, top performing product tanker like Thun Vettern, and further deepen our good and long-term co-operation with Furetank is a great example of our vision to be a sustainable Swedish partner over generations, states Johan Källsson, managing director at Erik Thun AB.

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