Erik Thun adds new LNG-powered tanker to its fleet

China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou has delivered the 17,999-dwt LNG-powered tanker, Thun Vettern, to Swedish shipping company Erik Thun.

Erik Thun announced the delivery of the LNG dual-fuel vessel, the tenth in the Vinga series, in a statement released on MOnday.

Back in March 2022, Erik Thun ordered the vessel which is an upgraded version of its sister ship, the 2018-built Thun Venern.

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

Thun Vettern is the newest and latest edition to the Vinga series and the vessel has ice class 1A.

All of the sister vessels are designed by Furetank together with FKAB with special focus on minimal impact on the environment.

The vessels in the Vinga series all have dual-fuel capability, run on LNG/bio-LNG or gasoil and are fully equipped for shore power connection when available in ports.

Erik Thun said in March it was in talks to buy e-methane from Germany’s Electrochaea to fuel its LNG-powered vessels.

The two firms signed a letter of intent to enter into negotiations on the offtake of e-methane to be produced by Electrochaea’s subsidiary BioCAT Roslev Aps in Denmark.

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