Sweden’s Furetank Rederi has completed its fleet renewal with two more orders in its Vinga series of dual-fuel product tankers.
The Donso-based company said the deals mean 21 ships of the same 17,999-dwt type have been contracted.
On delivery, the fleet will consist entirely of eco tankers with an average age of two years.
“We did our homework. This development towards sustainability has been an amazing journey,” said chief executive Lars Hoglund.
The latest two intermediate-size product tankers will be fully owned by Furetank.
They can run on LNG and biogas as well as gasoil.
The duo will be constructed at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou, with delivery expected at the end of 2026 and the beginning of 2027.
They will be entered into the Gothia Tanker Alliance and operated by Furetank out of Gothenburg, flying the Swedish flag.
Furetank will commercially manage 19 of the 21 tankers.
“The Vinga series has been rapidly expanded in the last few years since the ships have been very well received in the market. The technology has proven robust and efficient, meeting all expectations,” the company said.
Refinements being made
The green technology on board has been developed and refined with the construction of each new vessel.
The latest addition is two methane slip-reducing technologies developed by Wartsila and Furetank.
They will be implemented on all upcoming vessels and retrofitted into existing Vinga ships.
Tests performed in the factory and on board show a methane slip reduction of an impressive 45% to 50%.
The Vinga tankers will work in northern Europe, meeting the growing demand for biofuels and renewable feedstocks.
Furetank still has two 17,000-dwt tankers dating from 2005 and 2006 in its fleet.