THUN VENERN Delivered

Yet another vessel, the third out of six, in the Gothia Tanker Alliance series has been delivered. This time it was Thun Venern for the owner Erik Thun Group. This FKAB design is an ice class 1A environmental friendly tanker, equipped with batteries and dual fuel engines for LNG operation. It is of 16,300 DWT on design draught & 18,000 DWT on scantling draught.… Read more →


New type of mid size 45000m3 LNG Carrier

New type of mid size 45000m3 LNG Carrier The 45 000 m3 LNG vessel for Saga LNG shipping, built at China Merchants Heavy Industry, is getting more and more finalized. It has a patented LNG tank system named LNT A-BOX, developed by LNG New Technologies. This new type A tank is offering cost effective design and easy fabrication enabling new yards… Read more →


FURE VEN pulled out from building dock

FURE VEN pulled out from building dock It’s great to see vessel number 5 out of 6 sister vessels for Gothia Tanker Alliance pulled out from the dock at Avic Dingheng. The next two vessels to be delivered during 2018 are THUN VENERN & FURE VALÖ. This environmental friendly series of vessels are equipped with batteries and dual fuel engines… Read more →


New Sales & Marketing Representative in Greece

New Sales & Marketing Representative in Greece As from June 2018, FKAB has appointed Abacus Marine Consultants as sales and marketing representative in Greece The team of Abacus Marine Consultants in Athens, headed by Mr. Panos Smyroglou and Ms. Sarah Gilhespie have accepted with pleasure, the appointment of sales and marketing representative for FKAB in Greece. Their extensive experience in… Read more →


Why a hybrid approach makes sense for small tankers

Why a hybrid approach makes sense for small tankers Ole Vidar Nilsen* (DNV GL) makes the case for auxiliary engines on all future small tanker new building projects DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project (JIP) to better understand how specific battery configurations can reduce operational costs and improve emissions profiles. The JIP includes Total, ship designer FKAB Marine… Read more →


JOIN us in HAMBURG 4-7th September

JOIN us in HAMBURG  4-7th September Meet the FKAB management team; Peter Hermansson, Andreas ­Hagberg, Tor ­Järnberg and Peter Frömming during SMM exhibition in ­Hamburg, to discuss your next conversion or new ­building project. Let FKAB Marine Design, with almost 60 years experience, help You with long-term solutions for ­retrofit of BWTS, Battery & Scrubber installations. See Live our latest… Read more →


EK-RIVER Delivered

EK-RIVER Delivered We are glad to announce that the first vessel of two for Ektank AB has been delivered from Chengxi Shipyard. This time it was EK-RIVER, an 18 600 DWT/ 19 999 DWT Chemical & Product tanker. It is designed to meet all known future demands from governments, the industry, and the customers and it is designed for good… Read more →


RAMANDA Delivered

RAMANDA Delivered We are glad to announce that the second vessel out of six, in the Gothia Tanker Alliance series of vessels, has been delivered. This time it was Ramanda for the owner Rederi AB Älvtank. This FKAB design is an environmental friendly 16,300 DWT tanker equipped with dual fuel engines for LNG operation and is of ice class 1A. This… Read more →


Sirius #1 is launched

Sirius #1 is launched Saturnus, the first of two Sirius Shipping product and chemical tankers from the Avic Dingheng shipyard in China, was launched today. Saturnus, a 9.850 cubic meter and 7.999 DWT tanker, at 98 percent filling ratio, has 11 cargo tanks. The ship will be delivered in October 2018. Her sister ship, Mercurius, will be delivered in January… Read more →


Home port of FKAB

Home port of FKAB The FKAB Designs are now lining up at Avic Dingheng and being finalized for delivery. Four beautiful new buildings with home destinations at Donsö & Lidköping. RAMANDA, THUN VENERN & FURE VALÖ are part of the Gothia Tanker Alliance order of 16 300 DWT tankers with LNG propulsion. SATURNUS is the first of the two 7990… Read more →


Meet us at Posidonia Exhibition in Athens

Welcome to Athens  Meet FKAB management team Andreas ­Hagberg and Tor Järnberg during Posidonia exhibition in Athens to discuss your next new building project or/and let FKAB Marine Designers with almost 60 years’ experience help You with long-term  solutions for retrofit of BWTS & scrubber ­installations. Stand 4.203 As a bonus see our latest proven energy saving hull designs printed… Read more →


FKAB Ballast-Free Vessels

FKAB Ballast-Free Vessels Please find out more about the FKAB Ballast-free concepts on our web page by following the links below. 7 500 m3 LNG Carrier 5 000 m3 LPG Coaster   Ballast-free vessels are cost saving, and the concept can be implemented on larger vessels than the two mentioned above. Some of the benefits are: Reduced building costs Reduced… Read more →


FKAB MR Tanker

FKAB MR Tanker Please find out more about the FKAB MR Tanker on our web page by following the link below. This fuel-efficient vessel is a 38 000 DWT tanker with high performance. Additional energy saving solutions that we discover during our continuous and ongoing studies to create Greener Ship Designs include for example: Hull lines development and optimization Real… Read more →



EK-RIVER under construction

EK-RIVER under construction Watch EK-RIVER grow from early construction phase to launching on this sequence of pictures. EK-RIVER was developed by FKAB together with the owner Ektank. Through FKAB’s offices in Sweden and China, FKAB has delivered both Basic Design & Detail Design to the shipyard Chengxi Shipyard Co; Ltd, China.   More information about the vessel is found via… Read more →


Double ceremony of Ektank new buildings

  Double ceremony of Ektank new buildings The shipping company, Ektank, has named its two new buildings, Ek-River and Ek-Stream, at the shipyard in China. Ektank’s two new tankers, which will be delivered later this year, were named by their Godmother Cecilia Johnsson, the wife of Jörgen Johnsson, CEO of Ektank, together with their daughter Sarah-Linn Johnsson. The audience also… Read more →


Watch the successful sea trail of Fure Vinga

FKAB proudly announces the successful sea trial of Fure Vinga At the end of January, the first of six sister vessels, ordered by Gothia Tanker Alliance, returned from a successful Sea Trial to the Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding yard. This first vessel will be operated by Furetank Rederi AB. Fure Vinga has a 16,300 DWT on design draught, is equipped with… Read more →


Utkilen order two more Stainless Steel tankers

Utkilen order two more Stainless Steel tankers Utkilen have used their options and ordered two more vessels of the 9900 DWT Stainless tankers built at Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Utkilen T32 design are ice class chemical tankers with cargo tanks in duplex stainless steel. The vessels are built in accordance with FKAB Eco-design, and fitted with modern and fuel efficient dual… Read more →


The first Swedish construction under new rules

Article from Sjöfartstidningen The first Swedish design under new rules The pilot boat from Dockstavarvet (Docksta Shipyard) is the first ship built in Sweden according to the EU rules for inland waters. Dithmarschen was classified by the Swedish Transport Agency through DNV-GL for Zone 2 with a so-called Community certificate for inland waters. After completion, the ship was transported by… Read more →


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Sometimes it’s hard to find the right Christmas gift. Sometimes it’s very easy. This year our Christmas gift aims to help the 844 million people on our planet lacking access to safe water. With this gift we give life and hope for the future, in the places where it’s needed the most. WaterAid is an international independent organisation… Read more →


Thanks Claes!

Thanks Claes! After (only) 38 years at FKAB Marine Design, Claes Claeson is taking a well-deserved retirement! In the spring of 1980 Claes began working at FKAB Marine Design as a concept designer. In 1993 he then took over as CEO for about 25 years and the last 5 years, Claes has worked as Head of our Sales and Marketing… Read more →


LNT 45 is Launched

LNT 45 is Launched The 45 000 m3 LNG vessel for Saga LNG shipping has been launched at China Merchants Heavy Industry. It has a patented LNG tank system named LNT A-BOX, developed by LNG New Technologies. This is the first vessel of its kind and we are looking forward to see the finalized vessel during next year. The vessel has… Read more →


EK-RIVER Launched

EK-RIVER Launched The Chemical & Product tanker that the Owner Ektank has ordered at Chengxi Shipyard has been launched successfully. The vessel has a deadweight at design draught of 18 600 tonnes/ 19 999 tonnes at freeboard draught and is designed for low fuel consumption and high cargo capacity. It is designed to meet all known future demands from governments,… Read more →


Meet us at Marintec China Dec 5-8 2017

Meet us at Marintec China Dec 5-8 2017 Lu Bin, General Manager FKAB China and Peter Hermansson CEO FKAB is welcoming ship owners / yards / suppliers to meet us during Marintec China and our colleagues to discuss your next generation of vessels. Stand N1K11-3 Swedish Pavilion Date December 5-8 2017 Venue Shanghai New International Expo Centre 2345 Longyand Road, Pudong New… Read more →


Yet another FKAB designed bitumen vessel delivered in oct 2017

Yet another FKAB designed bitumen vessel delivered in oct 2017 Yet another FKAB designed vessel delivered, this time to TSA / Tarbit Shipping AB of Skärhamn. FKAB present this new generation of vessels with its new type of hull lines,which is optimized for low fuel consumption with maximum cargo intake, with highest standard for crew and latest machinery technology. This… Read more →


Coralius one of the world’s best bunkering ship

Coralius one of the world’s best bunkering ship The LNG bunker/feeder vessel Coralius is in operation for the owner Sirius Veder Gas AB. The first bunkering operation some weeks ago, ship to ship, was between two FKAB designs, Coralius & Fure West. Coralius concept and specification was developed by FKAB. When Fure West was built, concept, specification and Basic design were made by… Read more →


Fure Vinga launched

Fure Vinga launched The first of the six sister vessels that Gothia Tanker Alliance has ordered at Avic Dingheng is launched and is located at the quay ready to be equipped. The vessels have a deadweight of 16300 DWT on design draught, are equipped with dual fuel engines for LNG operation & have ice class 1A. This vessel concept is… Read more →


Sea Trials for Tarbit BIT ECO

Sea Trials for Tarbit BIT ECO Sea Trials for Tarbit BIT ECO 7 200 m3 Bitumen Carrier has now been performed in Istanbul at different operation modes and at design and ballast draught. The vessel is operating at different operating modes to optimize the use of generators to save fuel. In seagoing mode, the shaft generator is providing power for power consumers… Read more →


Welcome to Donsö Shipping Meet 2017

Welcome to Donsö Shipping Meet 2017 Peter Hermansson, CEO FKAB is welcoming ship owners / yards / suppliers to meet us during Donsö Shipping Meet and our colleagues to discuss your next generation of vessels. Stand B37 SMTF Pavilion   Let’s meet! The one place to be in 2017 is Donsö, an island off the west coast of Sweden. More… Read more →


Energy efficiency design

Energy efficiency design Are your vessels prepared for future environmental regulations demands? Will they be efficient enough to stay competitive the coming years? State German Maritime Authority FKAB has been selected by Docksta yard in Sweden for designing the largest pilot vessels in modern time for the State German Maritime Authority for the ­western inlet of the Kiel channel.    … Read more →



Meet the World at Nor-Shipping

  Meet the World at Nor-Shipping Peter Hermansson, CEO FKAB and Lu Bin, GM FKAB China, is welcoming ship owners / yards / suppliers to meet us during Nor-Shipping in Oslo and our colleagues to discuss your next generation of vessels. Stand T03-05 Swedish Pavilion   Nor-Shipping is the leading maritime event week. Its top-quality exhibition, high-level conferences and prime… Read more →



The ships of tomorrow

The ships of tomorrow Our approach to designing chemical tankers is based on our long term ­experience in ship design and many years of working with leading tanker ­operators. Utkilen places orders for advanced Eco-design ice-class chemical tankers, with FKAB design. Utkilen, has entered into newbuilding contracts with AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China for up to four ­advanced… Read more →


Unique cost saving design after your needs

Unique Cost Saving Design After Your Needs   Close to major European ship owners Close to leading ship-builders in Asia FKAB established in China since 2001 Total design consultancy from idea to delivery Several tested ship designs from small to large vessels Future concepts LNG feeders LNG bunker tankers Tankers Dry cargo Multi Purpose VLOC Ro/Ro Dredging Offshore Bitumen Save Time… Read more →


Watch the Successful Launch of Bit Eco

  Watch the Successful Launch of Bit Eco Tarbit Shipping AB has launched BIT ECO successfully by a ceremony conducted on 17th of January 2017. Mr. Torkel Hermansson, the Swedish shipowner, delivered a short speech in the launching ceremony too and expressed their happiness and trust. The ceremony was completed following the launch of BIT ECO.   Source: RMK Marine Read more →


Utkilen Orders Eco-design Tankers

Utkilen places orders for advanced Eco-design ice-class chemical tankers, with FKAB design Utkilen, has entered into newbuilding contracts with AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China for up to four advanced 9,900 dwt. ice class chemical tankers with cargo tanks in duplex stainless steel. The vessels will be built in accordance with FKAB Eco-design, and fitted with modern and fuel… Read more →


Happy Chinese New Year! – 新年快乐 / 新年快樂

Happy Chinese New Year! – 新年快乐 / 新年快樂 We wish all our customers & business partners Happy Chinese New Year 2017!   2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. Every 12 years there is… Read more →


Happy Holidays!

The holidays are here again, a time for remembering our family & friends. This year we have donated the Christmas Gifts to Mercy Ships, www.mercyships.org Warmest greetings and best wishes for a merry holiday season!   Read more →


FKAB China Celebrating 15 Years Anniversary

FKAB China Celebrating 15 Years Anniversary 28 November 2001, FKAB started a joint venture design office in China. Along with the radical ups and downs of Chinese shipbuilding market over the past 15 years, FKAB China has performed more than 200 design orders consisting of about 80 newbuildings, 40 conversions and other kinds of consultancy services. Now with a number… Read more →


Extend Order with Two More LNG

Press release: Furetank and Älvtank extend the order with two more LNG Furetank and Älvtank extend the order with two more of next generation Intermediate Product/Chemical Tankers with LNG propulsion. Furetank Rederi AB and Rederi AB Älvtank have today added the previous order with two more newbuildings. Last year a contract signed by the constellation Furetank, Älvtank and Thun Tankers… Read more →


Danish Maritime Fair Oct 25-27 2016

Danish Maritime Fair Oct 25-27 2016 Welcome to DMF in Copenhagen Oct 25-27 2016 Peter Hermansson CEO FKAB is welcoming ship owners / yards / suppliers to meet us during DMF in Copenhagen and our colleagues to discuss your next generation of vessels. Stand 0830   Free ticket Print out your free ticket, click on the link below and follow… Read more →


Sirius Orders 7999 DWT

Sirius Orders Two Oil/Chemical Tankers of 7999 DWT Sirius Shipping AB has ordered two oil/chemical tankers with the latest technology and in compliance with future rules and regulations, such as Tier III, at Avic Dingheng shipyard. This is the 5th project that FKAB signes in less than a year, on a tanker project. The design is developed in cooperation between… Read more →


SMM Hamburg Card Draw Winner

SMM Hamburg Card Draw Winner We thank you all who have participated in the NOTEPAD competition during SMM 2016 We are glad to present FKAB business card draw, and the winner of the 7’’ notepad is … Mr Martin Bartelds from Combilift!   2nd price ’Porsche Knife’: Mr Carsten Schmidt, Peter Döhle Mr Gabriele Mangano, Carnival Maritime Mr Jörgen Johnsson,… Read more →



Meet us at SMM Hamburg 2016

Welcome to SMM Hamburg 6-9 Sept 2016 Peter Hermansson CEO FKAB is welcoming ship owners / yards / suppliers to meet us during SMM in Hamburg and our management colleagues to discuss your next generation of vessels.   Stand Hall B3.OG Stand 105 in the Swedish Pavilion Read more →


Ektank Orders Two Product & Chemical Tankers

Ektank Orders Two Product & Chemical Tankers Swedish shipowner Ektank AB, Gothenburg has ordered two newbuilding intermediate product/chemical tankers at Chengxi Shipyard. The vessels will be built to a design, developed by FKAB and Ektank AB together. The shipowner Ektank AB has signed a newbuilding contract with Chengxi Shipyard Co, Ltd. for the construction of the 18,600 dwt tankers. Scheduled… Read more →


FKAB designs 80-vehicle Road Ferry

FKAB designs 80-vehicle road ferry In the summer 2017 Trafikverket Färjerederiet will take delivery of a 80-vehicle road ferry built by Baltic Workboats Shipyard in Estonia. There is also an option for an additional ferry in the shipbuilding contract. FKAB is appointed to make the design of the ferry in cooperation with the shipyard. The ferry will have a length… Read more →


Installation of Scrubbers for Yara Marine Technologies & Stena RoRo

Installation of Scrubbers for Yara Marine Technologies & Stena RoRo Not only newbuilding design, FKAB also works actively and closely with customers on retrofitting and conversion design of existing ships. The key for a successful conversion design is to work together closely in feasibility study/ concept stage by major parties including ship owner, conversion yard, class societies, and major equipment… Read more →


M/T Furewest LNG Converted into LNG

M/T Furewest LNG Converted into LNG Not only newbuilding design, FKAB also works actively and closely with customers on retrofitting and conversion design of existing ships. The key for a successful conversion design is to work together closely in feasibility study/ concept stage by major parties including ship owner, conversion yard, class societies, and major equipment maker. Either ship owner… Read more →


FKAB Designs Largest Pilot Vessels

FKAB Designs Largest Pilot Vessels In 2017 the State German Maritime Authority will take delivery of two of the largest pilot vessels in modern times and FKAB is appointed to make the design for both of them. The pilot boats will be 28 metres long and will be used in the Western inlet of the Kiel channel. It is the… Read more →


FKAB Consecutively Wins Major Conversion Designs

FKAB Consecutively Wins Major Conversion Designs FKAB receives major conversion design orders from ZPMC’ Zhenhua Shipping Co. consecutively. The 1st conversion was an aframax tanker conversion to semi-submerssible heavy lift vessel in beginning of 2015. The 2nd conversion started mid of 2015, a bulk carrier conversion to bridge crane and large equipment carrier. The 3rd conversion, similar to the 2nd… Read more →


New Marketing Representative in Germany

New Marketing Representative in Germany As from December 2015 FKAB has appointed Capt. Peter Frömming as sales and marketing representative in Germany. Capt. Peter Frömming is acting via his company Matau Marine GmbH located close to Hamburg. Peter has a long experience as master mariner and fleet manager from various shipping companies.   Peter Frömmings contact info: +49 174-3303 763… Read more →