Stena signs contract for four new RoPax ferries
Stena has signed a contract for an order of four new RoPax ferries with an option for another four vessels. This new generation of RoPax ferries, the Stena E-Flexer Class, has been developed internally by Stena and will represent a new generation of highly efficient, environmentally friendly and flexible vessels.
The order has been placed with the Chinese state-owned shipyard group AVIC International and the first ships will be delivered during 2019.
The vessels will have a capacity of 3100 lane meters for freight in a drive-through configuration and will accommodate about 1000 passengers, offering a wide range of passenger services. The ships will be designed to the Class notation “gas-ready” and prepared to be fueled by a wide range of fuels, such as methanol and LNG.
“These ships will be the most fuel efficient ships ever built of their type and we have spent the last 24 months developing this next generation of future proof and cost-effective RoPax ships”, says Per Westling, CEO Stena RoRo and responsible for the project within Stena.
After a long period of very limited ordering of new vessels of this type Stena now goes all in with this major order of up to eight ships.
“Due to their state-of-the-art design and built-in flexibility, this class of vessels will be attractive to many operators around the world in addition to the in-house Stena Line operations”, claims Per Westling.
Stena RoRo is the leading supplier of ships to the RoRo & RoPax markets around the world and controls a fleet of 20 vessels chartered out to operators all over the world.
For more information, please contact:
Per Westling, Managing Director, Stena RoRo AB
Tel: +46 31 855154, +46 704 85 51 54
Stena RoRo is the leading innovators of the roll on/roll off cargo and passenger concepts and our products include vessels such as RoRos and RoPaxes. The company charters out a number of vessels to first-class operators all over the world and the clients are found both within and outside of the Stena Sphere. Stena RoRo is highly skilled and experienced in designing and converting vessels, combined with a unique knowledge of the market, to create tailor-made solutions for their demanding customers. This is called Stenability. www.stenaroro.com