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 fuel consumption
  • In Ballast-free Condition (formerly named Ballast Condition) the fuel savings are about 30%
  • No need for ballast water and related equipment onboard, such as ballast piping, ballast water management system etc.
  • This reduces weight, maintenance costs and simplifies ship operations
  • They are fully seaworthy in all conditions due to the hull design


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 time propeller load/pitch optimization
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Batteries for peak shaving and/or redundancy
  • HVAC
  • Etc.

The RoI is surprisingly low on all mentioned energy saving solutions.


Please take a look at the ballast-free vessels at the below links and contact us to learn more about them and/or the energy saving solutions that can be implemented on your next or existing vessel.

Link to 7 500 m3 LNG Carrier web page and product sheet

Link to 5 000 m3 LPG Coaster web page and product sheet