Erik Thun AB has ordered eight new vessels with Dutch shipyard Ferus Smit. The contract consists of four multi-purpose dry cargo vessels of 5100 DWT with ice class 1B and four 7999-DWT coastal tankers.
The multi-purpose are the next generation of Erik Thun‘s Troll-Max type and will operate on the Trollhätte canal and on the lake Vänern in Sweden. The four tankers add to the two previously ordered resource efficient “R-class” tankers. These will sail for Erik Thun Group subsidiary Thun Tankers BV.
The order is part of Erik Thun’s fleet renewal programme. The shipping company is celebrating its 85-year anniversary in March 2023.
‘In Erik Thun, we have a long history of building, owning, and operating both tankers and dry cargo ships in different sizes and with different trading areas, always with a high focus on resource efficiency translating into modern environmental care while focusing on our customers’ needs,’ says Henrik Källsson, Deputy Managing Director at Erik Thun AB.
Deliveries from 2024
The vessels will be built at the Ferus Smit yard in Westerbroek and will be delivered between 2024 and 2027. So far, the Dutch shipyard has built more than forty ships for Erik Thun.
With these new orders, the Dutch shipyard says it will be able to maintain continuity at its yards during these challenging times.