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Suezmax tanker AST Sunshine is expected to deliver fuel savings of 10-15% compared to standard tonnage.
The tanker, a third generation, fuel-efficient Suezmax, will be employed on the spot market via the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool.
It is owned by Stena Bulk and Japanese Asahi Tankers, which each have a fifty percent stake in the joint venture Asahi Stena Tankers.
The AST Sunshine also represents the sixth tanker in a series of seven units, each representing an investment of just under SEK 500 million, which were ordered at the beginning of 2010 and designed by Stena Bulk.
Stena Teknik has worked together with Samsung Heavy Industries to develop the new ship model, where the focus has been on energy efficiency.
The combination of technical equipment onboard, as well as the design, mean that fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 10-15 percent compared with standard tonnage.
“We are very satisfied with the vessels delivered so far and the quality and precision of the Samsung shipyard. With this tanker, we now have yet another addition to the successful pool collaboration with Sonangol”, says Erik HÃ¥nell, President & CEO of Stena Bulk.
This vessel was due to set sail on Sunday, January 13 with a cargo of gas oil from South Korea to Europe.
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