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Friday, September 25, 2020 

Swedish company FKAB Marine Design has been contracted by France-based Rubis Group for the basic and detail design of a newbuild 15,000 dwt bitumen tanker, with an option for a second vessel.

The tanker will be equipped with diesel electric propulsion, driving  two 360° azimuth thrusters, having Integral cargo tanks and with FKAB F-Bow design, for asphalt transportation services. It is to be built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Yangzhou) Dingheng  and classified by RINA.

The design work will involve both FKAB Sweden and China offices.

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