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.