The newly built MR tankers in the IMOIIMAX series represented at delivery the next generation of chemical and product tankers and defined a new standard in terms of both bunker consumption and load efficiency.
The two sister ships Stena Image and Stena Important, each approx. 50,000 dwt, were ordered during a favourable price situation in 2012 and were delivered during 2015.
The vessels in the IMOIIMAX series are among the most sophisticated on the market and are at the forefront in terms of both energy efficiency and cargo flexibility. Thanks to a completely new hull design and a newly developed main engine, together with a number of other technical innovations, the vessels' fuel consumption has been reduced by 10-20 percent.
With 18 separate cargo tanks, each 3000 m2, the vessels are designed for IMO2 cargoes while being able to transport both vegetable oils as well as oil and petroleum products. In combination with advanced systems for loading, discharging and tank cleaning, the IMOIIMAX vessels offer flexibility in cargo logistics few competitors can match.