Erik Thun opts for digital Dynamic Drive propulsion solution for newbuildings
Erik Thun Group has selected Berg Propulsion’s Dynamic Drive technology to optimise efficiency on board all ten of its latest newbuildings. The Swedish owner confirmed its decision after pilot installations exceeded energy efficiency gain expectations, with the integrated drive solution helping to save 10% of fuel, rising to 20% in some operational conditions.
As part of Erik Thun’s rolling fleet renewal strategy, the owner recently expanded its newbuild program with Dutch yard Shipsveerf Ferus Smit B.V to include four 5,100 dwt Troll-Max dry cargo vessels, as well as six 7,999 dwt coastal Eco Tankers. Tanker deliveries started earlier this year, with the last of the ten vessels due to enter service in 2026.