Furetank Rederi AB is pleased to announce that FURE VINGA has been delivered from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Yangzhou) Dingheng Co Ltd to Furetank Rederi AB.
The 17,999 dwt vessel is number seven in a series of eight sister vessels contracted by Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV and will be serving our customers predominantly in the Baltic and North West Europe. The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering within the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
The FURE VINGA has Swedish flag and ice class 1A. Her cargo tank capacity is 20,306 cubic meters in 12 epoxy coated cargo tanks. An efficient cargo handling system with a flexible cargo pump and line arrangement ensures safe and efficient cargo operations with reduced port‐ turnaround time.
The FURE VINGA is built to a design, developed by FKAB together with Furetank with special focus on minimal impact on the environment. The vessel has dual‐fuel capability, which means that she will run on LBG and LNG. The vessel has several features that reduces fuel and energy consumption resulting in 55% lower emissions of CO2, 86% of Nitrogen oxide, 99% of Sulphur oxide, and 99% of particles.
The FURE VINGA is the first tanker in European trade that is equipped and ready to perform full cargo discharge operations by electricity from shore, which will reduce emissions further.
FURE VINGA’s excellent CO2 per transport work performance was evidenced during the sea trials, where she obtained an EEDI value of 4.64 from the classification society Bureau Veritas, about half of IMO’s Phase I requirement of EEDI 9.32 for a vessel of her dimensions and capacity. It is also below the most stringent demand of phase III of EEDI 7.54.
The vessel will now proceed to load in China and South Korea for Europe.
”With the arrival of FURE VINGA, the seventh vessel in the series and the fourth to Furetank, we have already now lowered the total average CO2 emissions of our owned fleet by almost 50% since 2008 corresponding with IMO’s present target for 2050”
- Lars Höglund, CEO Furetank Rederi AB
Furetank, based on Donsö in the Gothenburg archipelago, is family owned shipping company that has been active in petroleum shipping since the early 1950’s. Today Furetank operates 8 owned vessels and is furthermore, founding member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, a market platform for small and intermediate product tankers, operating 40 vessels in European waters.