The MR tanker Stena Imagination has been delivered from the Chinese shipyard GSI (Guangzhou Shipbuilding International). The vessel is jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR) and is the seventh of a total of 13 IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk. She will be operated by Stena Weco and sail in the company’s global logistics system, which currently employs about 60 vessels.
Image: Stena Bulk
2015: The Stena Impression, Stena Image, Stena Imperial and Stena Important
2016: The Stena Imperative and Stenaweco Impulse.
The remaining six vessels will be delivered every third month and the last vessel in 2018. Three of the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers are wholly owned by Stena Bulk, six together with GAR (Golden Agri Resources), two by Stena Bulk’s sister company Concordia Maritime and two by Stena Weco.
Facts – the IMOIIMAX concept
IMOIIMAX is a further development of an already well-established concept. The innovative technical design was developed by Stena Teknik together with the shipyard GSI. It offers numerous advantages such as extra large cargo flexibility, a high level of safety and low fuel consumption – 10-20% lower than that of equivalent vessels when sailing at service speed.
Technical data: length: 183 metres, beam: 32 metres, deadweight: 50,000 tons.