Stolt Tankers B.V. orders six 38,000 DWT stainless steel parcel tankers from Wuhu Shipyard in China

Stolt-Nielsen Limited, announced that its subsidiary, Stolt Tankers B.V., has reached an agreement with Wuhu Shipyard in China to build six 38,000 deadweight tonne stainless steel parcel tankers for delivery between 2026 and 2028, with additional options for a further six newbuildings.

The vessel will be designed by FKAB and will adopt the “FKAB T72” design. The FKAB T72 is a Stainless Steel Chemical and Oil Products Tanker with 30 cargo tank segregations and a high focus on low energy consumption and high efficiency. Special attention is taken to optimize hull lines, including the patented F-bow, resulting in energy savings and reduction of emissions.

The vessel is designed to be fueled by HFO, MDO and MGO with sulphur content 0.1-0.5%. All comply with IMO emission regulation, Tier III, by SCR for aux engines and EGR for main engines. The vessel is equipped with Shore Power Connection and is prepared for future use of methanol as the main fuel and UPS Battery Power.

The propulsion system consists of one slow speed 2-stroke engine coupled to a fixed pitch propeller and a shaft generator. The shaft generator will be connected to the electric net via a frequency converter allowing variable speed of the engine/propeller for PTO.

Stolt-Nielsen CEO Udo Lange said, “Following our well-timed acquisitions of 10 secondhand ships since 2021, now is the right time to invest in newbuildings. This deal positions Stolt Tankers for the future by improving flexibility and maintaining our fleet size as we retire older ships from our network between 2026 and 2030.

“It also reflects our strategy to add modern, fuel-efficient ships to our fleet to support our customers by improving our service offering and making their supply chains simpler and more sustainable. Not only will these new ships help Stolt Tankers in its ambition to reduce its carbon intensity by 50% (relative to the 2008 baseline) by 2030, but they will also help reduce customers’ Scope 3 emissions.

Wuhu shipyard Co., Ltd., formerly known as Fujiheng Machinery Plant established in 1900. With a long shipbuilding history and rich shipbuilding experience, the shipyard has set 37 first in China’s shipbuilding industry.

Relying on brilliant product quality and excellent technical process, the shipyard has successfully built 6000HP platform supply ship, 18000T heavy crane ship, 24000T heavy crane ship, 6500HP platform guard ship, 28000T chemical carrier, 800-capacity cars Ro-Ro ship, environmental protection type cleaning ship and 82000T bulk carriers and 64000T bulk carriers and so on. The products are exported to Denmark, Germany, Britain, Greece, Sweden, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries, which are highly praised by domestic and foreign merchants.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

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