GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ -Today Mrs Rosa José Marie
Sumbe, wife of Mr. Baptista Sumbe, Executive Chairman of Sonangol
Holdings Ltd, named Stena Bulk's first ultra modern, low consumption
and partly in-house designed, Suezmax tanker Stena Superior at a ceremony at Samsung HI, Geoje, Korea.
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The Stena Superior is the first Suezmax tanker in the series of seven vessels of which
most will join the successful Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. The Pool was
formed in 2005 and is controlled by Stena Bulk and the state-owned
Angolan oil company Sonangol.
These new series of Suezmax tankers have a dramatically improved energy
efficiency, which will among other things, reduce bunker consumption by
up to 15 percent compared with the most efficient, conventional Suezmax
tankers currently on the waters.
"The Pool has today a total of some 20 Suezmax tankers and there will
totally be up to some 30 modern tankers with an average age of only 3.5
years once both Sonangol´s five newbuildings and ours have been
delivered," says Ulf G. Ryder, President & CEO of Stena Bulk AB.
Technical data: Deadweight 158,000 tons Lenght 274 metres 48 metres beam
The next Stena Bulk Suezmax in the series is the Stena Suède which will be delivered already the 15 November and she will at the
same time enter a long term timecharter with the French oil giant
SOURCE Stena Bulk AB
For further information:
Ulf G. Ryder
President & CEO