Terntank lines up newbuilding deals for wind and methanol-ready tankers

The family-owned shipping company Terntank, which operates chemical/product tankers in the range from 10 000 to 15 000 dwt, will boost its fleet with an order for innovative, dual-fuel ships.

The company which has three similar dual-fuel tankers scheduled for delivery in 2025, designed by Kongsberg and currently under construction at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard, Yangzhou, announced on Tuesday that it placed an order for 1+1 of the next-generation oil and chemical tanker.

The vessel equipped with wind-assisted propulsion and dual-fuel engine capable of operating on MGO, biofuels, and methanol is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2027.

The 15,000-dwt vessel will be equipped with Hybrid Solution Plus innovative features, including methanol-powered engine, wind-assisted propulsion, a hybrid battery system, and on-shore power.

This will be the tenth vessel from the shipyard, says Terntank, which claims that since 2014 has “successfully developed a collaboration characterised by exceptional quality.”

Tryggve, Rigmor, Annika and John, owners of Terntank, said: “We are thrilled to announce this new order, further solidifying our position at the forefront of sustainable shipping practices.”

Terntank claims that its 14-segregation design optimises bio feedstock and finished goods transport, supporting customer sustainability goals.

“Capable of operating on advanced low GWP fuels like green methanol and e-methanol, this vessel is crucial to achieving our zero-emission goal by 2040,” reads Terntank’s statement.