Danish family-owned tanker player Uni-Tankers has announced “a major fleet expansion” with the acquisition of the modern ECO vessel Sedat Basak and the deals for the construction of four other vessels.

The company has sealed a long-term deal for two newbuilding sister vessels to Sedat Basak with stainless steel tanks which will be delivered in 2024 and 2025.

The Sedat Basak ship and its sister newbuild vessels are of modern ECO design and are approximately 30 pct more fuel efficient than conventional vessels of the same size, as the tanker player says.

Furthermore, Uni-Tankers has also signed a contract with a Japanese partner for a long-term deal for two 12,500 dwt stainless-steel newbuildings, M/T Swan Virtue and M/T Swan Glory, with delivery in 2025 and 2026.

All four above-mentioned newbuildings are being built according to the highest safety and environmental standards and will comply with IMO Tier 3 NOx and Sox emission requirements.

Per Ekmann, CEO of Uni-Tankers said that “we are excited to announce this further significant expansion of our stainless-steel fleet and the renewal of our owned fleet. With these new vessels, we will be able to provide even greater service to out clients around the world.”