M/T Vikstraum delivered

On Friday 11th of October 2019 the second of four highly advanced and environmentally friendly 10,500 dwt. newbuilding with stainless steel cargo tanks was delivered.

The vessel, M/T Vikstraum, built by AVIC Dingheng in China, is a new generation chemical tanker with substantially lower emissions through low fuel consumption, NOx emission reducing catalyst and shore power. Furthermore, the vessel is prepared for dual fuel, with LNG ready engine as well as prepared for battery pack installation. The ships are designed for high capacity loading and discharging for fast turnaround time in port and efficient tank cleaning process.

Utkilen AS is a fully integrated shipping company with headquarters in Bergen, Norway. The company was founded in 1967 and owns and operates 18 ice-class chemical tankers ranging from around 6,000 to 20,000 dwt. in size in our core market in Northern-Europe. In this segment, we have further two highly advanced and environmentally friendly 10,000 dwt. newbuilding with stainless steel cargo tanks on order from a shipyard in China with deliveries in 2020. Utkilen is one of the major seaway transporting companies of chemicals and other bulk liquid cargoes in Northern Europe.

Furthermore, Utkilen owns and operates four modern 20,000 dwt. stainless steel vessels built in 2018 and 2019 in global trade under our Stream brand.