‘Stenaweco Impulse’ named in Copenhagen

A new chemical and product tanker jointly owned by Swedish Stena Bulk and Danish Weco Shipping has been christened ‘Stenaweco Impulse’ at Langelinie Pier in Copenhagen.

The 50,000DWT ‘Impulse’ is the sixth in a series of 13 Imoiimax-class newbuilding tankers.

Three of the 13 tankers are wholly owned by Stena Bulk, six together with GAR (Golden Agri Resources), two by Stena Bulk’s sister company Concordia Maritime and two by Stena Weco, a joint venture between Stena Bulk and Weco Shipping.

The ‘Impulse’ is 183 metres long and 32 metres wide. It will trade in Stena Weco’s global logistic system.

The series’ design was developed by Stena Teknik together with the Chinese shipyard Guanzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI).

The ‘Impression’, ‘Image’, ‘Imperial’ and ‘Important’ were delivered in 2015 and the ‘Imperative’ in January 2016.

The remaining seven vessels are expected to be delivered by 2018.