Sweden-based Sirius Shipping has placed an order for two plus two 15 000 dwt oil/chemical tankers at China’s Merchants Jinling Shipyard, Yangzho, with the first delivery expected during 2026.

The new vessels will be prepared for methanol propulsion and equipped with the latest technology, while they will comply with the future regulations, as the company claims.

The 147-m-long vessel of the so-called Evolution 15K series has been designed by Kongsberg Maritime.

The newbuilds will come with methanol prepared engine and methanol fuel tanks installed, hybrid battery and shore connection, and have an estimated EEDI 38% below the 2025 Phase III requirements.

The new tankers will have a beam of 22.0 m and a design draft of 8,7 m. Its 16 800 m3 + 730 m3 deck tanks are able to handle 14 grades of cargo.

Sirius Shipping operates a fleet of oil/chemical tankers and LNG tankers. Its fleet portfolio currently consists of 13 ships.

In accordance with the company, Sirius Shipping is developing “a portfolio of newbuilds that will be among the market leaders in its segments.”