Kongsberg to design, equip another multi-fuel newbuild for Terntank

Norwegian technology company Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract to design and equip a tenth hybrid chemical tanker for Danish operator Terntank.

Courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime

As informed, the new Terntank vessels will reduce carbon emissions using a combination of clean technologies. The wind-assist technology will be installed on the latest four vessels ordered, and this feature alone is expected to reduce emissions by up to 19%.

The new vessels will have an Energy Efficiency Design Index close to 40% below the 2025 Phase 3 requirements.

The 15,000 dwt hybrid tankers can operate on diesel, biofuel or methanol, and feature wind-assist technology plus Terntank’s own battery-powered Hybrid Solution.

The tanker was ordered in March this year and is slated for delivery in 2027.

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The vessels will be propelled by the efficient Promas propulsion system, with flap rudder, delivering fuel consumption savings of more than 6% compared to alternative systems. The equipment package also comprises a tunnel thruster with M-con thruster control system, K-Chief integrated automation systems, AutoChief propulsion control system and deck machinery.

The vessels will have the NVC 615 CT hull design characterised by Ice Class 1A efficiency, and a wave-piercing bow.

“This combination of a good design and innovative systems installed to a newbuild vessel will reduce the carbon footprint of maritime operations beyond the regulatory requirements. This is a result of good cooperation between Kongsberg Maritime, China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Yangzhou) and Tärntank,” Claes Möller, Chief Executive Officer, Terntank, said.

“Tärntank’s customers NEOT/ST1, NESTE, ESSO/EXXON and PREEM, which all have a target to reduce their carbon footprint of the supply chain, play an important role in making this possible”.

“This innovative tanker design embraces the fuel transition and fits perfectly with Tärntank’s desire to adopt sustainable technologies. Ordering ten vessels, which will all have an Energy Efficiency Design Index above 40% below the 2025 Phase 3 requirements, is a clear, forward-looking commitment from Tärntank and shows they are a progressive ship owner that’s serious about operating a fleet of vessels that use the latest technologies to drive down fuel costs and emissions,” Rune Ekornesvåg, Kongsberg Maritime’s Sales Director – Ship Design, said.

According to Kongsberg, the latest order brings the total ships ordered in this design series to twelve, following a contract for two similar vessels, without suction sails, for Swedish operator Sirius Redri AB.

All twelve vessels will be built at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard, Yangzhou and the first vessel with wind-assist technology will be delivered in 2025.