Thun Tankers orders series of four 17,500 dwt tankers
Thun Tankers has contracted four 17,500 dwt IMO II product/chemical tankers to be built at the Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. Furetank Chartering, responsible for the intermediate size segment in The Gothia Tanker Alliance, will commercially manage the vessels.
On Saturday March 19th the m/v Ireland was successfully christened and launched at the Ferus Smit Shipyard in Westerbroek, the Netherlands. The christening ceremony was performed by mrs Beatriz Mayans Zamora, partner of mr Luis Miquel Labarra Pérez, shipping manager Cemex, Spain. Despite the chilly weather a large audience came to witness the launching which is always a spectacular sight.
After the launching the festivities continued with lunch in Groningen and ended with a dinner for 70 invited guests in the evening.
M/v Ireland is the second cement carrier built for the joint venture JT Cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KGJ Cement AS from Norway. The vessel is equipped with an LNG fueled propulsion system and the unique design incorporates a pressurized LNG tank positioned in the fore ship.
The vessel is equipped with a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on the principle of fluidization of cement with compressed air. The system enables the cement to be pumped through a completely closed, thus dust free, piping system to shore facilities.
Thun Tankers expands its presence in the European 5-10,000 dwt small product tanker segment
Thun Tankers will from end December take ownership of the vessel m/t Nordic Trine, which until now has been owned and managed by Nordic Tankers. The vessel, that will be renamed m/t Thun Greenwich, will be commercially managed from Thun Tankers office in Gothenburg. MF Shipping Group will handle the ship management of Thun Greenwich.
The Thun Tankers-managed fleet between 5-10,000 dwt thus consists of a total of sixteen vessels trading in Europe, offering our customers flexibility, reliability and quality performance.
”-Thun Tankers always strives to alter and match our fleet to our clients’ existing requirements and this ship will further add to that” says Thun Tankers CCO, Joakim Lund.
”-We thank Thun Tankers for their trust and confidence in our company. This vessel perfectly fits in our high performing fleet and underlines our strong partnership with Thun Tankers” says Karin Orsel, CEO MF Shipping Group.
The vessel will be upgraded to Thun standards at Falkvarv Shipyard, Falkenberg, before being taken into trade.
The partners of Gothia Tanker alliance ordering next generation of intermediate product/chemical tankers with LNG propulsion.
Furetank Rederi AB orders two vessels, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV orders one vessel each. The contracts have been signed with the Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding for delivery during 2018/2019.
The vessels will be commercially managed by Furetank Chartering which is part of the Gothia Tankers alliance. The tankers will be designed to the absolute latest ‘’state of the art’’ with special focus on keeping emissions to a minimum.
They are designed by FKAB AB together with Furetank Rederi AB and special attention has been focused on minimal impact on the environment, with close to 50 % reduction of CO2 emissions. This also includes full Tier III, dual fuel /LNG propulsion including LNG in port consumption, LNG for IG-boiler, battery backup (UPS) for all vital functions and special ballast water cleaning system and ice 1A.
Nb. 423 ‘M.V. Greenland’ successfully launched!
Watched by a large audience, Newbuilding 423, the LNG powered cement carrier ‘Greenland’ was christened and launched on Saturday 31 October by Shipyard Ferus Smit BV int Westerbroek, the Netherlands.The christening ceremony was performed by mrs. Ase Espeland, partner of mr Petter Tronstad, CEO of KGJ Cement. After this ceremony the launching went smoothly and ‘by the book’.
M.V. Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier built for the joint venture JT Cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement (KGJ) from Norway. The vessel will be the first dry cargo vessel ever with an LNG fueled propulsion system, in which a pressurised LNG tank is incorporated inside the hull.
Using LNG as maritime fuel is by far the most environmental-friendly solution available today. While sailing on LNG, the vessel will meet the most stringent emission criteria, as well as new norms that might be in place in future.
The ship is equipped with a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on the principle of fluidization of cement with compressed air. This system enables the cement to be pumped through a completely closed, thus dust free, piping system to shore facilities.
Erik Thun owned aircraft takes to the sky with bio fuel
The 26th of May was the date of Sverigeflyg’s premier flight with bio fuel with a SAAB 2000 aircraft owned by Erik Thun Group. The flight was between Bromma and Visby with BioJet consisting of 48 percent renewable biofuel on one of the aircraft’s two engines.
Today the price of Bio Fuel are 3-4 times the price than normal flight fuel, but with an expending market the fuel price is likely to fall. Malmö Aviation and Sverigeflyg are leading the development of this market for bio fuels the in Sweden. They are both members of The Fly Green Fund which is a Nordic initiative for organisations to initiate and promote bio fuels and support the continuous work towards reducing the environmental impact. The fund’s objective is to create conditions for the production of biofuel in Sweden and that at least 20 percent of the jet fuel used in the Nordic countries in 2020 will be biofuel.