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China’s Comec delivers Stena Weco Impulse

China’s Comec delivers Stena Weco Impulse
Stena Weco has taken delivery of its sixth in a series of 13 IMOIIMAX tanker from CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (Comec) in Guangzhou, China.

The new 50,000-dwt MR tanker Stena Weco Impulse is equipped with 18 tankers each with a capacity of 3,000 cu m and can carry both vegetable oils and chemicals such as oil and petroleum products.

Upon delivery from the Chinese shipyard, Stena Weco Impulse is already en route to several Indonesian ports to load vegetable oils after which she will sail to Barcelona and Rotterdam for cargo discharge. The ship naming ceremony will take place in Copenhagen in June 2016.

“We are very pleased with this addition to our IMOIIMAX fleet. The Stena Weco Impulse is the first of two vessels, which we will jointly own with the Weco Group, and this will strengthen still further our successful collaboration,” said Erik Hanell, president and ceo of Stena Bulk and ceo of Stena Weco.

Stena Weco is a 50-50 joint venture between Sweden’s Stena Bulk and Denmark’s Weco Group.

“Together with Stena Bulk, we have built up a fleet of more than 60 vessels, all of which sail in our advanced logistic system,” commented Johan Wedell Wedellsborg, chairman of the board, Weco Group.

The first five IMOIIMAX tankers have been delivered by January this year, with the fifth being Stena Imperative named in Hong Kong. The remaining eight vessels are scheduled to be delivered by end-2017. Additionally there is an option for two more sister ships.