Thun Tankers, part of the Källsson family-owned and Swedish based Erik Thun Group, launched on November 10, at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit BV in Leer, Germany, its newbuild tanker “Thun Resource”.

The tanker is the first of six ordered ‘R-Class’ sisters that will be built by Scheepswerf Ferus Smit BV with delivery from 2024 and onwards.

The tanker is 7999 deadweight, having13 coated tanks with 9540 m3 cargo tank capacity and Ice Class 1A, being also equipped with UPS battery pack with readiness for shore electricity connection for reducing emissions.

At the launching ceremony the vessel was named “Thun Resource” by the Godmother Ulrika Hamill, a representative of Swedish-based Nynas AB, who have time chartered the vessel for a five-year period.

Joakim Lund, CCO at Thun Tankers BV, said that “The scope for the ‘R-Class’ series have been to build the most resource efficient vessels available for the trade, with minimal environmental impact. We have been combining this with several new features to help Nynas AB grow their business while reducing their climate footprint.”

Andrew Hamill, chartering manager at Nynas AB, noted that “Nynas are very happy to see the collaboration of all parties involved in this project take shape in the form of this modern efficient vessel and we look forward to welcoming her into our operations early next year as another step towards our sustainable goals.”

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