The family-owned and Swedish based Erik Thun Group has added further four new vessels, two multi-purpose dry cargo vessels and two coastal tankers, to its orderbook at Shipsveerf Ferus Smit B.V. in the Netherlands.

This new order brings the current orderbook by the Erik Thun Group at the Dutch Shipveerf Ferus Smit B.V up to fourteen vessels and the current orderbook of the owner up to fifteen vessels in total.

The new signed contracts cover two multi-purpose dry cargo vessels with 5100 mts dwt and Ice class 1B – the next generation of ’Lake Vanern Max’ fit for operating Lake Vänern in Sweden.

The two new building orders will complete a line of totally six multi-purpose dry cargo vessels on order, as the company informs.

In addition to above, two more of the methanol ready “Resource Efficiency Class” coastal tanker series, have been placed by Thun Tankers BV (part of the Erik Thun Group).

The two new “R-Class” adds to the six previously ordered sisters, bringing the current total number to eight R-Class vessels on order.

Thun Resource, being the very first in the R-Class series, is already launched and soon ready for delivery by the shipbuilder.

Erik Thun states it has a total of fifteen vessels on order, to be delivered continuously during a period of four years from 2024 to 2027, which includes Thun´s second ordered intermediate product tanker in the “Vinga-series”.

Henrik Källsson, deputy managing director at Erik Thun AB, said: ”We are proud to lead the way in maritime innovation by introducing both the R-class series and the Lake Vanern Max; vessels that set a new standard in efficiency, performance, and sustainability, for example equipped with battery pack and ready for shore electricity connection.”

“These series exemplify our unwavering commitment to sustainable shipping and pave the way for a greener and more prosperous future.”

Johan Källsson, managing director at Erik Thun AB, noted: ”Our long experience in the business paired with our vision to be a sustainable Swedish partner over generations, gives us a good basis for continual improvement and innovative design, providing our customers with sustainable and smart solutions.”