The Joint Venture company between NYK Line and Stolt Tankers has reached an agreement with Nantong Xiangyu Shipyard in China to build six 38,000 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers for delivery between late 2026 and 2029 based on a design by FKAB of Sweden.
These will be sisters to the six vessels that Stolt Tankers ordered at Wuhu Shipyard in November 2023.
The FKAB T72 design is a stainless steel chemical and oil products tTanker with 30 cargo tank segregations and a high focus on low energy consumption and high efficiency. Special attention is taken to optimise hull lines, including the patented F-bow, resulting in energy savings and reduction of emissions.
The vessel is designed to be fuelled by HFO, MDO and MGO and to comply with IMO Tier III emission regulation with SCR for aux engines and EGR for main engines. The vessels are to be equipped with shore power connection and prepared for future use of methanol as the main fuel and UPS Battery Power.
The propulsion system consists of one low speed two-stroke engine coupled to a FP propeller and a shaft generator. The shaft generator will be connected to the electric network via a frequency converter allowing variable speed of the engine/propeller for PTO.
Image: T72 product tanker (source: FKAB)