Hafnia Celebrates Successful Delivery of Fourth Dual-Fuel LNG Ship, the Hafnia Lillesand

7 March 2024 – Hafnia is proud to announce the successful delivery of its fourth dual-fuel LNG ship, the Hafnia Lillesand.

The Hafnia Lillesand, a 110,000-dwt LNG-dual fuel crude oil and product tanker, is the final vessel in a series of four LNG-powered Aframax-type LR2 vessels ordered by Hafnia through its Vista Shipping joint venture with CSSC Shipping – delivering on state-of the-art design, advanced environmental credentials, and operational efficiency. The first two tankers delivered during 2023 serve France’s TotalEnergies under long-term charter deals, whilst the Hafnia Larvik and Hafnia Lillesand (delivered in 2023 and recently) serve Norway’s Equinor under charter deals.

Mikael Skov, CEO of Hafnia, stated “We are delighted to take delivery of the Hafnia Lillesand, the fourth and final vessel in our dual-fuel LNG newbuild series. This milestone underlines our commitment to sustainability and innovation in the shipping industry and we especially thank our partners at GSI and CSSC for their collaboration during this project in constructing and delivering these newbuilds”.

The naming ceremony for the Hafnia Lillesand took place on February 29, 2024, at GSI Shipyard in Guangzhou, China. Heidi Aakre, Vice President of Shipping at Equinor acted as the ship’s Godmother, officially christening the Hafnia Lillesand, and blessing her for future voyages. Additionally attended by several Hafnia team members amongst a large delegation that included team members from CSSC, GSI, Equinor and stakeholders involved in the project including financiers and brokers amongst others.

Moving ahead, Hafnia will continue its collaboration with GSI in constructing four 49,800 deadweight dual-fuel Methanol Chemical IMOII Medium-Range (MR) Newbuilds, together with joint venture partner “Socatra of France”, which are set to be delivered in 2025/2026.