Yearly Archives: 2018


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Sometimes it’s hard to find the right Christmas gift. Sometimes it’s very easy. We at FKAB would like to wish all our customer, partners & friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The Christmas gift to all of you this year is that you are part of supporting a good cause. This year our Christmas gift aims … Read more →


Successful sea trial for SAGA DAWN

SAGA DAWN has returned from a 5-days successful sea trial. SAGA DAWN, the 45 000 m3 LNG vessel for Saga LNG shipping, built at China Merchants Heavy Industry, returned from the sea trial where the vessel showed great performance. The speed & manoeuvring tests showed very good result, and the speed of 17 knots is well above both contracted speed and model test … Read more →


Donsötank orders 2x22 000 DWT tankers based on FKAB design

We congratulate Donsötank to have contracted two oil products and chemical tankers to be built at Wuhu Shipyard Co. Ltd. based on FKAB design. These vessels will be of 22 000 DWT, have LNG propulsion, Ice class 1A and be prepared for 1000 kWh battery pack. Read more about the vessels at Donsötanks web page by following the link below. Donsötank have … Read more →


SATURNUS Delivered

SATURNUS Delivered FKAB delivered the next generation of tankers for Sirius Rederi AB, the 7999 DWT oil/chemical tanker M/T Saturnus, ‘When performance matters’  FKAB T31 tanker design ‘EVOLUTION’ is the first one in a series of two vessels and is designed for highest energy efficiency. It was built by the shipyard AVIC Dingheng in China. The design was closely developed along with the … Read more →


Award winning hybridization study

The hybridization study won the Tanker Shipping & Trade Innovation of the Year Award. This study was made as a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to demonstrate how specific battery configurations can reduce operational costs and improve emissions profiles for smaller tankers. The JIP included Total, ship designer FKAB Marine Design, battery manufacturer SAFT Batteries, shipowner Viken Shipping As, ship … Read more →


FKAB continues to deliver to ship owners

FKAB continues to deliver to ship owners M/T Ek-Stream, a 18,600DWT oil product & chemical tanker has been deliverd to Ektank AB. This FKAB T28 tanker, designed for energy efficiency, was built at Chengxi Shipyard in China. The design was closely developed along with the Ektank AB team. Through FKAB’s offices in Sweden and China we deliverd the basic … Read more →


MEET UMV AT PAP-FOR

MEET UMV AT PAP-FOR Every now and then some of our most brilliant people visit exhibitions around the world to meet colleagues and customers, to learn about news in the industry and demonstrate our latest inventions. We would be honored if you would pay us a visit in our stand. Visit the the UMV stand at PAP-FOR 2018 WHEN: November 13 - 16, 2018 WHERE: … Read more →


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. This … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 →


New President at UMV, on how to breed innovation

  New President at UMV, on how to breed innovation    The UMV board of directors have appointed Daniel Ragnarsson as President of UMV Coating Systems. Effective June 1, 2018, Daniel succeeds Ronnie Andersson who will retire.  Here are their views on the past and the future, and the story of how this Swedish company innovated their way out of the … 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 … 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 dwt … 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 fuel consumption … 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 →



Video - Optimization of coating with water based barriers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Mnelm5AeM Video - Optimization of coating with water based barriers Sustainability for personal health is one of the world’s most important challenges. Consumers are pursuing for “green” products and in addition to this there are increased regulations set by authorities for packaging material and waste. Fluorochemicals and fossil based medias are to be avoided. Barrier layers can be applied in … Read more →


PaperCon and Specialty Papers 2018

  UMV are proud to announce that recent findings within water based barrier coating will be presented at the following events The impact of base paper, dwell time and metering method related to barrier properties is the topic of the two papers   Nominated for best manuscript Click to see full speaker program Click to see full speaker program 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 the below … Read more →


We Celebrate International Women's day

We Celebrate International Women's day Today, March 8th, is the International Women's day, this is how we are celebrating it on UFAB!     Vi firar Internationella Kvinnodagen Idag den 8 mars är det den Internationella kvinnodagen, så här firar vi det på UFAB. 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 →


Engagement, delivery and improvement

Engagement, delivery and improvement The autumn and winter of 2017, will probably go to history as the busiest period UFAB has undergone during its 50-year lifespan. Orders received were 250% above the budget expectations and that’s great, but to manage all the deliveries to our customers, it has required a lot of overtime and commitment from our talented … 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 … Read more →


Tack Kennet!

Tack Kennet Wow, efter 47 år på UFAB tar Kennet Lindegren en välförtjänt pension! Sommaren 1970 sökt UFAB en ny svarvare, den tjänsten sökte Kennet och började redan i augusti. Efter en kort tid utvecklades kunskaperna och han började att bygga maskiner. Svarva och bygga maskiner efter 47 år på , ja det är verkligen nått som Kennet kan, … 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 … Read more →


Tack Benny

  Tack Benny! Efter (bara) 40 år på UFAB, tar Benny Johnsson en välförtjänt pension! Våren 1977 började Benny på UFAB som svarvare. Efter en kort tid utvecklades kunskaperna och han började köra CNC fräsmaskin och när en av våra förpackningskunder kom in i huset började Benny att montera. Att vara tvåfotad har alltid varit en självklar plan hos UFAB … 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 →