After 15 years away from the crude tanker sector, Tor Olav Troim is about to return in a big way.

His private Magni Partners is preparing to order a pair of dual-fuel VLCCs, which will be able to run on LNG and conventional bunkers, for delivery in 2026 and 2027 at a shipyard that he declined to identify.

Troim revealed his plans during an on-stage interview with Poten chairman Michael Tusiani during the annual Marine Money Week conference in New York, and elaborated in a short interview with TradeWinds after the session.