The first of two 15,000 dwt chemical and product tankers in the Terntanks Hybrid Solution series has been named at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard, Yangzhou, Dingheng Co Ltd.
Tern Island will be delivered in December and thereafter Terntank expects a journey of five to six weeks before she is in Europe. There she enters a longer time charter for the Finnish North European Oil Trade (NEOT). Tern Island will be included in a pool along with other vessels from Terntank
The new building was named Tern Island and the godmother is Annika Kristensson, one of the owners of Terntank.
Further development of the Ternsund series
The Terntank Hybrid Solution vessels build on the design that design partner Kongsberg Maritime developed for the previous Ternsund series. Now, among other things, the hull and rudder design has been further optimized.
Also new is that these two vessels are equipped with Terntank Hybrid Solution which includes battery packs, shore power connection and a DC-Link system. This solution enables port operations with zero emissions. The shore power connection has been developed together with the Port of Gothenburg, which is said to be the first port in the world that can connect tankers to electricity.
LBG or LNG
The vessels have dual-fuel machinery that uses LNG (liquefied natural gas) or LBG (liquefied biogas) as fuel, which means that they will be able to operate on completely fossil-free fuel.
– We are very grateful to have such a good collaboration with customers as NEOT, which enables us to build these groundbreaking vessels. At the same time, we are very much looking forward to being the world’s first shore-connected tanker, says Tryggve Möller and the other owners Annika Kristensson, Rigmor Möller and John Sten in a press release.
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