Wilson ASA, a European player in the short-sea market, has placed an order for up to 14 newbuild vessels, which are expected to be delivered by early 2025.

The company signed a contract for the construction of six 3,800 dwt future-proof newbuildings with a focus on environmental benefits, flexibility, and efficiency. Wilson can also declare an option for eight more vessels.

The contracted newbuildings will reduce environmental impact and enhance efficiency, claims Wilson, and adds that the vessels will be designed to meet and surpass environmental standards.

The newbuild vessels will be equipped with energy-efficient machinery, optimized hull design, and systems for optimal resource utilization and fuel savings.

In an ever-evolving industry, Wilson believes flexibility is key, and the newbuildings will be designed to adapt to a wide range of fuel and energy types going forward.

“The newbuilding’s will also contribute to enhanced operational excellence for the Wilson fleet,” comments Wilson which has a fleet portfolio of around 130 vessels, ranging from 1500-8500 dwt, whereof 110 are owned by the Wilson group.