Tanker owner Hafnia has taken delivery of Hafnia Lillesand, a 110,000-dwt LNG dual-fuel crude oil and product tanker.

The tanker Hafnia Lillesand is the final vessel in a series of four LNG-powered aframax-type LR2 vessels ordered by Hafnia through its Vista Shipping joint venture with CSSC Shipping

The first two tankers were delivered during 2023 to serve France’s TotalEnergies under long-term charter deals.

The Hafnia Larvik vessel delivered in 2023 and the latest delivery Hafnia Lillesand serve Norway’s Equinor under charter deals.

Mikael Skov, chief executive of Hafnia, said: “We are delighted to take delivery of the Hafnia Lillesand, the fourth and final vessel in our dual-fuel LNG newbuild series. This milestone underlines our commitment to sustainability and innovation in the shipping industry and we especially thank our partners at GSI and CSSC for their collaboration during this project in constructing and delivering these newbuilds”.

The naming ceremony for the Hafnia Lillesand took place on February 29, 2024, at GSI Shipyard in Guangzhou, China.

Heidi Aakre, vice president of shipping at Equinor acted as the ship’s Godmother, officially christening the Hafnia Lillesand, and blessing her for future voyages.

Additionally attended by several Hafnia team members amongst a large delegation that included team members from CSSC, GSI, Equinor and stakeholders involved in the project including financiers and brokers amongst others.

Looking into the future, Hafnia plans to continue its collaboration with GSI in constructing four 49,800 deadweight dual-fuel methanol chemical IMOII medium-range (MR) newbuilds, together with joint venture partner “Socatra of France”, which are set to be delivered in 2025/2026.

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