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Grant agreement – eMETHANOLxWSolution – CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

18 Jun 2024

The objective of the eMETHANOLxWSolution project is to contribute to the decarbonization of the shipping industry and our customer’s zero-emission supply chains of renewable fuels in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

The project demonstrates an innovative combination of foldable suction sails and a dual-fuel engine on the first Hybrid Solution Plus series vessel, uniquely designed to fit the one of the first coastal tankers in Europe using e-methanol as a main energy source in its operations. This will result in significant annual emission avoidance compared to a state-of-the art newbuilt tanker, with an expected annual GHG emissions avoidance of more than 44 tCO2e.

With the use of several technologies, the project aims to push the emissions to zero in a novel stepwise combination and system integration in a real operational environment in maritime transport.

How we do it

A conventional two-stroke diesel engine in our newbuild vessel that will be delivered in March 2025 will be converted to a dual-fuel engine, which can run both on (e-)methanol and diesel. Development of the dual-fuel engine is ongoing, and the conversion will be made in 2026.

In addition, suction wing sails technology will be demonstrated for the first time on a tanker vessel, enabling the best possible optimisation of the system, increasing the energy efficiency of the vessel.

The project aims to start operation by e-methanol and wind assistance in January 2027.

Future shipping

After demonstration of the eMETHANOLxWSolution project, these clean technologies will be scaled to our other Hybrid Solution Plus series vessels, representing a game changing shift towards sustainability in the maritime industry. A high scalability potential lies on both clean technologies onboard different types of cargo ships on new buildings and existing fleet.

By contributing to the decarbonization of the maritime sector, the project supports the development and deployment of innovative low-emission solutions and reaching the climate targets set by the IMO and the EU.

Read more here: eMETHANOLxWSolution

18

Jun 2024

Celebrating Maritime Innovations

14 May 2024

On Tuesday, Stiftelsen Sveriges Sjömanshus hosted its annual awards ceremony in Stockholm, celebrating maritime innovation and dedication to improving working conditions on ships.

Around 120 attendees gathered to witness the recognition of significant contributions made by seafarers. This year's ceremony marked an impressive milestone with the foundation receiving 80 proposals, the highest number since its inception in 1972. The proposals were evaluated by a review panel led by Cecilia Österman.

Terntank, a prominent contributor, submitted a dozen proposals from their crew members. Just to mention a few of Terntank crews innovations a tool for mussel removal from central coolers, safety hatch for lifeboat ladders, enhancing the stability of cargo valve control. And automated air dampers in the generator room.

Edward Lundin, Terntank’s newbuilding manager, accepted awards on behalf of absent recipients and discussed the company's commitment to implementing these innovative solutions.

Stiftelsen Sveriges Sjömanshus' awards day continues to be a beacon of recognition and motivation for maritime professionals, fostering a culture of safety and continuous improvement within the industry.

Rewards

Technical manager Johannes Klefbohm Widham, Tern Island, Order and order in operations.

1st Ship Engineer Christian I. Gutierrez and 2nd Ship Engineer Julius T. Pagsuberon, Ternholm, light lifting of seawater filter.

1st Engineer Carl Olsson and 2nd Engineer John Brolin, Tern Sea, automatic air dampers in generator room.

1st Engineer Carl Olsson and 2nd Engineer John Brolin, Tern Sea, Hydraulics Test Station.

1st ship engineer Carl Olsson and 2nd ship engineer John Brolin, Tern Sea, folding packing table.

1st Ship Engineer Darren James Lamban and Engineman Kent Paolo Ocaya, Ternfjord Scavange Space Blower Cover.

1st ship's engineer Darren James Lamban and engineman Kent Paolo Ocaya, Ternfjord, holder for calibration of temperature sensors.

1st Ship's Engineer Darren James Lamban and 2nd Ship's Engineer Julius T. Pagsuberon, Ternholm, scrubber trap catches dropped tools.

2nd ship engineer Julius Pagsuberon, Ternholm, tools peel away the mussels in the central cooler.

2nd Engineer Darren James Lamban, 1st Engineer Andrejs Utliks and Engineman Rolito Roldan, Tern Ocean, hot oil leak detector.

1st Ship's Engineer Christian I. Gutierrez and 2nd Ship's Engineer Julius T. Pagsuberon, Ternholm, lifeboat ladder safety hatch.

2nd ship engineer Tobias Wallander, Ternsund, more stable control of cargo valves.

14

May 2024

Job Opportunity: Second Engineer

14 May 2024
WE ARE NOW LOOKING FOR A SECOND ENGINEER TO STRENGTHEN OUR CREW.

Job Description: We are seeking a motivated and experienced Second Engineer to join our team. As the Second Engineer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation and maintenance of our vessels. Working closely with the Chief Engineer and other team members, you will be responsible for overseeing engine room operations, conducting routine maintenance, troubleshooting equipment failures, and ensuring compliance with safety and environmental regulations.

Responsibilities: Assist the Chief Engineer in managing all aspects of engine room operations. Conduct routine inspections, maintenance, and repairs of machinery and equipment. Monitor and optimize engine performance to maximize efficiency and minimize fuel consumption. Troubleshoot and solve mechanical and electrical issues as they arise. Ensure compliance with safety protocols, environmental regulations, and company policies. Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, spare parts inventory, and fuel consumption. Be familiar with the relevant parts, procedures, and requirements of the SMS.

Requirements: Valid STCW certification, including Second Engineer Officer license. Proficiency in operating and maintaining marine propulsion systems, auxiliary machinery, and electrical systems. Good problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively. Good communication and teamwork abilities. Good teamwork and leadership skills. Attention to detail and a commitment to safety and environmental stewardship.

Benefits: Competitive salary with additional benefits.

How to Apply: If you are ready to sail with us. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and relevant experience at https://terntank.com/about-us/recruitment/.

You can also apply via email personnel@tarntank.com or phone +46(0)702 651517.

We look forward to hearing from you!

14

May 2024

Steel cutting 2/3 – Hybrid Solution Plus Series

08 May 2024
The second steel cut of the three wind and methanol powered 15,000 dwt hybrid tankers took place at the China Merchants Jinling shipyard on Wednesday, May the 8th.

The Hybrid Solution Plus series goes beyond current legestration and meeting the 2040 targets decades before. The new vessels will significantly reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impacts with methanol-powered engines, wind-assisted propulsion, hybrid battery system, and on-shore power.

The Hybrid Solution Plus vessels will be developed from the experience of the previous six Avic Series vessels with additional innovative improvements to reduce environmental impacts. In addition to the 40 percent of CO2 reductions, we made on previous vessels the wind assistance will further reduce the emissions by 8 percent, and with methanol’s low-carbon and potential in decarbonization, we accelerate our pathway to net zero. The vessels are built with 14 segerations and are tailor made to optimally be able to transport bio feedstocks to our customer’s refineries and load the finished goods to our customers' depots. The first of vessel will be delivered in March 2025.

By adding sails and operation with methanol to further reduce emissions and thus successfully meet current and future requirements in the EU and IMO and our Net Zero by 2040 target. – Tryggve Möller, Owner, Terntank.

The Hybrid Solution Plus series represents a game-changing shift towards sustainability in the maritime industry, showcasing innovation and a resolute commitment to a cleaner future.
08

May 2024

TERNTANK EXPANDS ITS PIONEERING FLEET WITH 1+1 ADDITIONAL WIND/ METHANOL-READY HYBRID TANKER

26 Mar 2024
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Building on its industry-leading commitment to environmental sustainability, Terntank today announced it has placed an order for 1+1 of the next-generation oil and chemical tanker with wind-assisted propulsion and dual-fuel engine capable of operating on MGO, biofuels, and methanol. Delivery will be in Q1 2027.

This will be our tenth vessel from the shipyard where, since 2014, we have successfully developed a collaboration characterised by exceptional quality. This newest addition to Terntank’s growing fleet underscores the company’s dedication to pioneering advancements in clean shipping technologies. The 15,000 dwt vessel will be equipped with Hybrid Solution Plus® innovative features, including methanol-powered engine, wind-assisted propulsion, a hybrid battery system, and on-shore power, marking a significant step towards reducing environmental impacts and advancing sustainable maritime transport.

From left to right : Claes Möller, Tryggve Möller, Rigmor Möller, Annika Kristensson, Jens P. Buchhave, and John Sten ”We are thrilled to announce this new order, further solidifying our position at the forefront of sustainable shipping practices.” says Tryggve, Rigmor, Annika and John, owners of Terntank.

This latest investment follows Terntank’s previous announcements of three similar dualfuel tankers scheduled for delivery in 2025, designed by Kongsberg and currently under construction at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard, Yangzhou. These vessels represent a significant step forward in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, aligning with the company’s long-standing commitment to environmental responsibility.

Leveraging insights from our nine CMJL SERIES vessels, this addition promises further CO2 emission reductions, steering us closer to our net-zero ambition with an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) well below the 2025 Phase 3 requirements. Its 14-segregation design optimises bio feedstock and finished goods transport, supporting customer sustainability goals. Capable of operating on advanced low GWP fuels like green methanol and e-methanol, this vessel is crucial to achieving our zero-emission goal by 2040.

Our new builds programme maintains high standards for crew work environments, reaffirming our commitment to safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility. TT_PressRelease_240326_ENG.-

26

Mar 2024

World-unique Shore Power Connection on Tern Fors

16 Nov 2023

On Tuesday, a globally unique connection of the product tanker Tern Fors to shore power was carried out in Gävle harbor. The vessel was connected for over three hours and, for the first time, conducted an unloading operation using shore side electricity as the power source.

Years of preparation from both the port and Terntank culminated in a central and globally unique milestone on Tuesday when Tern Fors connected to the newly built shore power connection in Gävle harbor. The vessel was connected for three hours and carried out an unloading operation, the most energy-consuming operation for a tanker, as the vessel's own pumps had to be operated. A total of 1,424 kWh was consumed during the operation.

"It was a completely magical feeling at the moment when we switched to shore power. It felt like we were experiencing something groundbreaking," says Robert Friborg, the chief engineer on board Tern Fors.

A large project that started in Gothenburg
Shore power for tankers is only available in one port in the USA for regular traffic, nowhere else in the world. Connecting tankers to shore power is complex due to a permanent risk of explosions when a tanker is docked in energy ports, as flammable products are pumped that can easily be ignited by electrical equipment. Gothenburg Port leads the Green Cable project with the aim of developing a new global standard for the electrical connection of tankers at the dock in a hazardous environment, together with classification societies, oil companies, shipping companies, the Swedish Transport Agency, and Gävle Port.

From left, student Anton Strömblad, captain Lennart Knutsson, chief engineer Robert Friborg, and first engineer Daniel Karlsson. Photo by Terntank

Solving challenges along the way
During the connection, the crew on board Tern Fors had direct contact with technicians from subcontractors in both Norway and China, while Gävle port had its electricians on site.

"We did encounter some challenges during the day, but we solved the issues that arose, made some adjustments, and then it went as planned," says Lennart Knutsson, the captain on board. Tern Fors tested the connection in Gävle in February of this year, but without connecting the power. Since then, various improvements and adjustments have been made, both to the onshore facility and on board.

"Now everything fell into place, and we were unloading completely without any auxiliary machines connected. If anything were to happen to the connection, we have batteries that kick in, ensuring that there is never a blackout on board," says Lennart Knutsson.

Evaluations are now awaited
The vessel connects the cable amidships. The connection points, both on board and ashore, are in specially adapted environments. On the dock, the cable is in a container with overpressure with air to prevent any gases from entering. The small connection house on board the vessel is then filled with nitrogen to ensure it is under 5 percent oxygen so that nothing can explode if a spark occurs.

Evaluations are now awaited from both the port and the shipping company before Tern Fors, and also the sister vessel Tern Island, can connect next time.

"The next time we do it, it will probably go much smoother; now we know more about how the connection should be made and that it works as intended. Next time, it will likely be much quicker," says Lennart Knutsson

16

Nov 2023

Steel cutting – Hybrid Solution Plus Series

11 Aug 2023
The first steel cut of the three wind and methanol powered 15,000 dwt hybrid tankers took place at the China Merchants Jinling shipyard on Thursday, August 10th.

The Hybrid Solution Plus series goes beyond current legestration and meeting the 2040 decades before. The new vessels will significantly reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impacts with methanol-powered engines, wind-assisted propulsion, hybrid battery system, and on-shore power.

The Hybrid Solution Plus vessels will be developed from the experience of the previous six Avic Series vessels with additional innovative improvements to reduce environmental impacts. In addition to the 40 percent of CO2 reductions, we made on previous vessels the wind assistance will further reduce the emissions by 8 percent, and with methanol’s low-carbon and potential in decarbonization, we accelerate our pathway to net zero.

The vessels are built with 14 segerations and are tailor made to optimally be able to transport bio feedstocks to our customer’s refineries and load the finished goods to our customers' depots. The first of vessel will be delivered in March 2025.

By adding sails and operation with methanol to further reduce emissions and thus successfully meet current and future requirements in the EU and IMO and our Net Zero by 2040 target. – Tryggve Möller, Owner, Terntank.

The Hybrid Solution Plus series represents a game-changing shift towards sustainability in the maritime industry, showcasing innovation and a resolute commitment to a cleaner future.

11

Aug 2023

Nor-Shipping Next Generation Ship Award goes to Terntank

07 Jun 2023

On Monday, Terntank received a receipt that the investment is the right way for the future, through the Next Generation Ship Award that was handed out during the Nor-Shipping fair in OsloThe shipping company took home the award in competition with three other projects.

It was in November 2022 that Terntank ordered three 15,000 dwt chemical, product and biofuel tankers from CMHI Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou, China. The ships will be equipped with fold-down sails and dual fuel machinery that enables the use of e-methanol, which, according to Terntank, makes the ships next-generation product tankers and forerunners when it comes to reaching the climate goals set by the IMO. The vessels, designed by Terntank and Kongsberg, will be ice-strengthened and equipped with Terntank's Hybrid Solution, which includes an electrical supply system, battery pack and shore power connection.

Intense competition
The Nor-Shipping Next Generation Ship Award is no small feat, given the intense competition of the entries. The selected vessels were assessed based on their energy efficiency, innovation, suitability and flexibility, technology use, safety and security, and environmental sustainability.

This year, three of the four entries spotlighted wind-assist technology, selected by an international jury that included Award president DNV group president and chief executive Remi Eriksen.

– We at Terntank are extremely proud of this award. There are many people who made this big project possible and we thank our customers NEOT and Neste, as well as the shipyard China Merchant Jinling with whom we previously built six ships and who have shown that they can meet our high demands on quality and delivery times, says Tryggve Möller who owns and runs Terntank together with Rigmor Möller, Annika Kristensson and John Sten.

An extension of the previous design
The ships of the new series will be tailored to carry a variety of liquid cargoes and will have 14 cargo tank segregations. On the two most recently delivered ships, Tern Island and Tern Fors, emissions of carbon dioxide were reduced by 40 percent. On new builds, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by a further 8 percentage points through the system of assisting wind power.

– These new builds are an extension of our previous Avic and Hybrid Solution ships and where we now add sails and operation with methanol to further reduce emissions and thus successfully meet current and future requirements in the EU and IMO to contribute to the zero emissions target we set up, says Tryggve Möller.

The first will be delivered in spring 2025
The first of the three ships in the series will be delivered in March 2025 and will be chartered for NEOT. The two subsequent ones, chartered by Neste, will be delivered in the second half of 2025 and early 2026, respectively.

– We want to thank our employees in our offices, the on-board employees and the site team at the shipyard for their efforts, concludes Tryggve Möller.

07

Jun 2023

Neste and Terntank have signed an agreement for two new lower-emission tankers

27 Mar 2023

Neste has signed an agreement for time chartering two new lower-emission product tankers. The tankers are tailored to transport a wide variety of liquid cargoes including renewable raw materials, such as waste and residue oils and fats, to Neste’s refineries. At the refineries, products such as renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be loaded for transport.

Together with our partners, we are scaling up our renewable and circular solutions production capacity. Our partnership with Terntank supports our commitment to sustainability, particularly our target towards reducing emissions across our value chain. With these vessels we continue to reduce the emissions and environmental impacts of transportation. We are delighted to partner with Terntank.
– Lauri Helin, Vice President Logistics and Operations, Oil Products at Neste.

It is great to have Neste back again as a time charter partner after 10 years. We are happy to be able to provide them with the state-of-art product tankers and innovative technologies to minimize the environmental impact of shipping and work together towards carbon neutrality targets.
– Tryggve Möller, Owner, Terntank.

Low-emission solutions for sea transportation
The tankers are designed with foldable suction sails and dual-fuel engine enabling the use of e-methanol as fuel, which is produced with Power-to-X technology using captured carbon and renewable energy. Their innovative design and onboard emission reduction technologies will further reduce Neste’s environmental impact and emissions of shipping. These next-generation product tankers are forerunners when it comes to reaching the climate targets set by the International Maritime Organization.

These new tankers, each able to carry altogether 15,000 tons of chemicals, were ordered by Terntank, designed by Kongsberg, and will be built by CMHI Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou, China. The ships are due for delivery during the second half of 2025 and beginning of 2026.

Both new tankers are ice-strengthened and equipped with Terntank’s Hybrid Solution® electric power supply system, battery pack and on-shore power connection. The ships can operate on new low-emission fuels such as e-methanol to meet net-zero emission goals. Terntank has extensive experience in operating this type of vessels with solutions that minimize pollution near populated areas such as ports.

Further information

Neste Media Service
media@neste.com
+358 800 94025

John Sten, Terntank Rederi A/S
+46 702 65 15 18

27

Mar 2023

The decade long collaboration continues

15 Mar 2023

The decade-long collaboration continues towards more sustainable shipping between neot and terntank

The long-term cooperation and a joint journey to develop the energy-efficient and low-emission supply chain of clean petroleum and bio products started already in 2013. North European Oil Trade (NEOT) has currently six of Terntank’s vessels in service. During the past ten years companies have together piloted the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) powered tankers in operation. NEOT was the first Finnish company to use fossil-free LBG in shipping in 2018. The pioneering of new innovative technologies continued with the hybrid battery system and on-shore power connection as the first tankers in the world in 2020. This Hybrid Solution® enables zero emission approach and minimises harmful pollution in ports located in urban areas. Terntank and NEOT have continuously developed Just-In-Time arrival of vessels to optimise their speed during the voyage to ensure the availability of berth when arriving a port.

Terntank has ordered new wind and methanol powered 15,000 dwt hybrid tankers with 14 cargo tank segregation in November 2022. NEOT will have the first of these newbuildings for the time charter. The vessel will be delivered in March 2025. The major steps towards more sustainable shipping will be taken with the new time-chartered vessel. In addition to the Hybrid Solution®, the vessel will be prepared for foldable sails for wind-assisted propulsion and dual-fuel engine, enabling the use of green methanol in the future. Green methanol is a low-carbon fuel made from either biomass or renewable electricity and captured carbon dioxide.

The Finnish energy service company Wega has supported the ten-year cooperation and innovated the future shipping together with Terntank and NEOT. Wega facilitated the charter agreement between the companies.

For NEOT it is extremely important to reduce the carbon footprint of our supply chain, and this has been possible with Terntank with whom we have together been front runners in achieving less emission causing cargo transportation by sea. We are very proud to work together with Terntank as our shipping partner and are highly impressed by the pioneering spirit of the company and how they safely operate the vessels. Also, thank you to the professional crew, who never hesitate to go the extra mile if needed. We are looking forward to a bright future and cooperation for many years to come. – Marc Scheller, Director of shipping and operations, NEOT.

The long and valuable relationship with NEOT, the company that has ambitious sustainability goals, enables us to continuously develop our vessels and to pilot new innovative environmental technologies onboard. Environment is important for us, and we want to leave it to future generations and set the bar high for next generation tankers. – Tryggve Möller, Owner, Terntank.

For further information:
Marc Scheller, North European Oil Trade Oy
+358 50 388 3913

John Sten, Terntank Rederi A/S
+46 702 65 15 18

NEOT in brief
NEOT Group specialises in oil, renewable and feedstock products trading and wholesale in the Nordic countries. We supply annually roughly 6 billion liters of fuels to large service station chains St1, ABC and Shell. In addition, we supply significant fuel amounts to be used in seagoing vessels and in the aviation industry. NEOT is owned by two Finnish companies, SOK and St1 Nordic Oy.

Terntank in brief
Terntank is a leading tanker operator in the North Sea and Baltic Sea regions with ten ice-strengthened vessels. Terntank offers the best choice and long-term value for responsible customers to minimise environmental impacts of their energy supply chains. Maritime safety, emission reductions, the protection of the sensitive marine environment and the well-being of the crew have always been the top priorities of the company. The company carries proudly its role as a forerunner in deploying new innovative technologies towards carbon-neutral shipping. Terntank is a family-owned shipowner having its roots deep in the Swedish archipelago, in the island of Donsö.

Press release
Terntank and NEOT

15

Mar 2023