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Furetank Orders Dual-Fuel Product Tanker, Sells Fure Vinga

Sweden-based shipowner Furetank Rederi AB has decided to order one dual-fuel product tanker and dispose of an existing vessel built in 2018.

As informed, the company has signed a contract for one 17,999 dwt tanker at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding. The agreement with the yard includes an option for one further vessel.

The 20,306 cbm newbuild will be identical to the series of six sister vessels built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding for Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Erik Thun AB during 2018‐2019, according to Furetank.

All vessels are designed with a focus on the minimal impact on the environment and have dual-fuel capability. Powered by LNG, they have several features that reduce fuel and energy consumption resulting in extensively lower emissions of CO2, Sulphur oxide, Nitrogen oxide and particles.

What is more, the company has sold Fure Vinga, a 19,813 cbm chemical/product tanker. Delivered to Furetank in April last year, the ship was commercially managed by Furetank Chartering in the Gothia Tanker Alliance.

Fure Vinga will now be delivered to Canadian shipping company Desgagnés and will soon be renamed Gaia Desgagnés, becoming the company’s fifth dual-fuel/ LNG oil tanker.

In a separate statement, Desgagnés revealed the ship will primarily carry refined petroleum products on the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence, the Arctic and the East coasts of Canada and the United States.

Featuring a length of 150 meters and a width of 22.8 meters, the tanker holds an ice class 1A. It is also equipped with a bow thruster and a rudder, providing safety during maneuvers.

Fure Vinga, currently in Europe, will arrive in Canada by the end of April for the closing of the transaction, at which point it will be fitted to the Desgagnés colors and begin its operations by mid-May.

The price of the transaction has not been revealed. VesselsValue’s data shows that the market value of the 18,000 dwt Fure Vinga currently stands at USD 18.69 million.


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