Furetank finalises fleet renewal with dual-fuel tanker pair order

Swedish family-owned shipowner Furetank has completed its fleet renewal with two more orders in its Vinga series of dual-fuel product tankers.

The owner has ordered two dual-fuel product tankers from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou, with delivery expected at the end of 2026 and beginning of 2027.

The vessels are number 20 and 21 in the Vinga series of intermediate size product tankers and will be fully owned by Furetank Rederi AB.

The Vinga ships are ice class 1A 17,999-dwt product tankers designed by Furetank together with FKAB Marine Design.

They will be entered into the Gothia Tanker Alliance and operated by Furetank out of Gothenburg, flying the Swedish flag.

This order brings the Vinga vessel series to a total of 21 ships, out of which 19 will be commercially managed and 14 fully operated by Furetank.

All Vinga ships can run either on LNG/LBG or gasoil and are fully equipped for shore power. They are designed with a battery hybrid solution and several features that reduce fuel and energy consumption.

The Vinga series is designed for the intense and demanding trade in the North Sea and Scandinavia, and will help Europe’s growing demand for biofuels and renewable feedstocks.

Upon delivery, Furetank’s fleet will consist entirely of vessels with an average age of two years.

Lars Höglund, chief executive of Furetank, said: “We did our homework. This development towards sustainability has been an amazing journey.”

“Our customers are becoming more environmentally conscious and placing greater importance on reducing the climate footprint of their entire supply chain. With a large fleet of energy efficient vessels, we can offer better service to customers and optimize the fleet trading pattern, reducing our climate impact even further,” added Höglund.