Essberger orders chemical tankers from Chinese yard

Photo: FKAB

German shipowner John T. Essberger Group has awarded China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Yangzhou) Dingheng a contract for the construction of four 6,600DWT chemical tankers in a series.

The tankers will be designed by Swedish naval architects FKAB Marine Design. Each vessel will have stainless steel cargo tanks and a dual-fuel main engine that will run primarily on LNG.

The contract awarded by Essberger also includes options for up to four additional vessels.

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