Thun Tankers names environmentally adapted tanker Thun Evolve
On Saturday, December 15, the company Thun Tankers held a naming ceremony for its the new, environmentally adapted tanker “Thun Evolve” in Groningen, Holland. The tanker will be long-term leased by Preem for deliveries to the company's depots and customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The ship will be delivered to Preem at the end of March, Thun Tank said in a press release.
The vessel, built in the Netherlands, is a welcome addition to the company's commitment to safer, efficient and sustainable maritime transport, with the least possible environmental impact.
“Thun Evolve has been built with the latest design to meet and exceed current and upcoming environmental regulations. Thun Evolve meets high standards of safety, efficiency with a very low environmental impact and can be powered by liquid natural gas (LNG) or Biogas (LBG)", says Joakim Lund, Chief Commercial Officer at Thun Tankers.
"Our maritime transport is an important part of Preem's operations. We are therefore very pleased with the company's latest addition of new environmentally adapted tankers, using the latest hull design for improved performance, lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions. It is also in line with Preem's high-end sustainability requirements”, says Fredrik Backman, Head of Shipping Department at Preem.
Preem's maritime transport also applies "just in time", which means that the vessels optimize and adjust speed to minimize the time of anchorage at refineries and ports. This contributes to lower fuel consumption, increased safety and the least possible environmental impact.
THUN TANKERS is part of Erik Thun AB, a family-owned company founded in 1938 in Lidköping, Sweden. The Group's main business area is shipping in tank, bulk and cement, but we also conduct ship brokerage, aircraft rentals. Thun Tankers was formed at the end of 2012 and operates the commercial operation of tankers in the smaller segment, mainly within Northern European Short Sea Shipping. Thun Tankers is at the forefront of developing ships according to their own design for customized transport solutions. Thun Tankers is part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance network which, together with its partners, operates 40 modern product tankers. 11 of these are powered by natural gas or biogas.
PREEM is the largest fuel company in Sweden. Our vision is to lead the transformation towards a sustainable society. Our two refineries are among the most modern and environmentally adapted in Europe, with a refining capacity of more than 18 million cubic meters of crude oil per year. Our business encompasses production, sales, distribution, trading and goods supply. We refine and sell petrol, diesel, heating oil and renewable fuels to companies and consumers in Sweden and Norway. Around two-thirds of our production is exported. We also have a nationwide service network with some 570 fuel stations for private and commercial traffic. Preem employs around 1,400 people, of which 950 work at the refineries. Preem had a turnover of SEK 69 billion in 2017