Terntank orders hybrid tankers at AVIC Dingheng

Danish owner Terntank has placed an order at Chinese shipyard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding for the construction of two 15,000 dwt biogas/LNG powered product tankers, with an option for an additional two vessels.

The tankers, designed by Kongsberg, will also be equipped with a hybrid battery system and on-shore power and are expected to start operations in the Baltic Sea and North Sea in 2021.

Terntank believes the new vessels will strengthen the company’s commitment to do business in a sustainable way and cut down emissions.

“With these AVIC Series 2.0 vessels Terntank continues its journey as the forerunner in environmentally efficient and safe shipping. The protection of the marine environment and maritime safety have always been of top priority for Terntank,” the company said in a release.

Terntank, a family owned company having its roots on the island of Donsö, was the first shipowner to order LNG-powered product tankers in 2013.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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