Sweden’s Thun Tankers on Saturday held a naming ceremony for its new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered tanker in Groningen, Holland, named Thun Evolve.

The tanker - built at the Dutch Ferus Smit shipyard in Westerbroek - will be long-term leased by Swedish refinery company Preem for deliveries to the company’s depots and customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The ship will be delivered to Preem at the end of March.

Joakim Lund, Chief Commercial Officer at Thun Tankers said: “Thun Evolve has been built with the latest design to meet and exceed current and upcoming environmental regulations. Thun Evolve meets high standards of safety, efficiency with a very low environmental impact and can be powered by liquid natural gas (LNG) or Biogas (LBG)”, said, while Fredrik Backman, Head of Shipping Department at Preem added “Our maritime transport is an important part of Preem’s operations. We are therefore very pleased with this latest addition of a new environmentally adapted tankers, with improved performance, lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions.”

Source: Thun Tankers