Knutsen has experience from the product and chemical market since 1989 when the first vessel was built in Spain. Since then Knutsen has built many of its tankers in Spanish shipyards and the most recent vessels are built in China. The product and chemical tanker fleet are well equipped with high lift rudders and pitch propulsion and are therefore highly reliable vessels. All are classed with high Ice class. The company has many years’ experience of ice transit in the Baltic Sea or other cold climate areas. With stainless steel tanks the vessels are able to take very sophisticated products and chemicals. Some of our vessels have up to 34 segregated tanks which mean that one vessel can carry 34 different products on a voyage.
During 2010 KOAS took delivery of 4 tankers for products and chemicals from the Chinese shipyard Jiangan Shipyard Corp. in Shainghai. These tankers have high manoeuvring capability equipped with high lift rudders, pitch propulsion and bow thrusters. All vessels are classed with high Ice class.
Knutsen OAS Shipping owns and operates highly advanced parcel tanker, built in Spain. This parcel tanker have up to 34 segregated tanks and is therefore able to carry 34 different products on a voyage. This vessel has also stainless steel tanks which enable the vessel to carry very sophisticated chemicals.