The order was placed through Hafnia’s Vista joint venture with CSSC Shipping.
The vessels are being built by GSI and will be chartered by Total on long term time charters upon delivery in 2023.
Each tanker will be 250 metres long with 12 cargo tanks, enabling a carrying capacity of 110,000 dwt. Featuring LNG fuel capacity of 3,600 cu m, the vessels will have a range of 13,500 nm when sailing on LNG at 14.5 knots.
The tankers have been designed with the most efficient LNG propulsion technologies to reduce emissions, allowing a significant decrease in greenhouse gases, of more than 5,000 tons per year and per ship compared to conventional vessels.
“These ships are another example of our strategy to support and promote industry decarbonization while still transporting the resources necessary to sustain the world. We believe LNG is the bridge fuel that the shipping industry needs to transition towards a low carbon world,” said Hafnia ceo Mikael Skov.
Hafnia has already invested in methanol, and engaged in serious research on ammonia for zero-carbon marine fuels. The company currently operates a fleet pool of 178 vessels including newbuildings.