M/V Nordic Crystal launched

26 April 2022

On Friday April 22, the multi-purpose dry cargo vessel Nordic Crystal was launched on site at the yard in Leer, Germany.

The naming ceremony was performed by Godmother Helena Backstrom in a festive setting with guests from near and far celebrating the first launching in two years, after the corona restrictions have been lifted.

Nordic Crystal and her sister vessel, due for delivery next year, are both a further evolvement of Erik Thun's existing fleet. Focus on efficiency, environmental care and customers' needs has been essential when developing the new vessels. They are built to the absolute latest design meeting and often exceeding existing and forthcoming regulations.

Reduced fuel consumption, an increased cargo intake, less exhaust emissions and lowered noise levels are a few examples of their trademarks. The new-buildings are equipped with a frequency converter for versatile shore power connection.

"This launching is a great example of our vision to be a sustainable Swedish partner over generations, says Johan Kallsson, Managing Director at Erik Thun AB. We work closely with MF Shipping Group and the yard Ferus Smit, and together we are able to create this fantastic vessel."

"We are looking forward to the next generation of vessels providing our clients with sustainable and smart solutions, delivering the cargo on time with the best environmental performance possible today" adds Jens Backstrom, Senior Charterer at Erik Thun AB.

Nordic Crystal is the 40th vessel built together with Ferus Smit B.V. and she will be delivered in the end of May 2022. Her sister is planned for delivery in March 2023.

Image by Erik Thun AB

Erik Thun AB press release