Swedish owner Thun Tankers, part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, has signed shipbuilding contracts with China’s AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding for the construction of four 17,500dwt product/chemical tankers.
Furetank Chartering, responsible for the intermediate size segment in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, will commercially manage the vessels.
The vessels are expected to be delivered between April 2019 and January 2020.
Furetank Rederi, Thun Tankers and Rederi AB Älvtank have previously ordered a total of six 16,300dwt tankers with LNG propulsion at AVIC Dingheng in 2015.
With the latest contracts, the Erik Thun Group has a total of eleven newbuildings on order.
”With the investments in intermediate tankers we do not only deepen our good co-operation further with the partners in the Gothia Tanker Alliance, together with our smaller coastal tankers we can also widen our joint offering towards our customers,” said Johan Källsson, Deputy Managing director, Erik Thun AB.