Sweden-based Furetank said it has held the steel cutting ceremony for the eighth vessel in the Vinga series at the Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding.
In a brief statement through its social media channels, the company said it is continuing to build its dual-fuel product tanker fleet.
To remind, the company has placed an order for two additional 17,999 dwt dual-fuel product tankers in April this year, one firm and one option.
The new vessel will be identical with 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.
All vessels are designed with dual-fuel capability, capable of running on LNG and have features that reduce fuel and energy consumption resulting in extensively lower emissions of CO2, sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide, and particles.
The vessel is of an Ice class 1A and has a cargo capacity of 20,306 cubic meters in 12 epoxy coated cargo tanks. It is scheduled to be delivered from the shipyard in the fourth quarter of 2020.
At the start of October Furetank held the steel cutting ceremony for the first vessel in the said order at Avic Dingheng. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in November 2020.