By Mirza Duran Finnish shipping company Lundqvist Rederierna has ordered a liquefied natural gas-powered Aframax tanker from Japan’s Sumitomo Heavy Industries.
Alfa Finlandia (Image courtesy of Lundqvist Rederierna)
The 112,000-deadweight-tonnage ship is scheduled for delivery by January 2022, according to Lundqvist Rederierna.
Lundqvist Rederierna did not reveal the price tag of the order saying that the order would be financed by the shipping company’s own funds.
The new tanker is largely a sister vessel to Lundqvist’s 2019-built crude oil tanker Alfa Finlandia.
The main difference is that, unlike Alfa Finlandia, the new tanker would be able to sail under LNG-powered propulsion.
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