Chinese shipyard started to build Finnlines’ second new hybrid ro-ro vessel
The construction of the second new hybrid ro-ro vessel by Finnlines began at the Chinese shipyard of Nanjing Jinling. On 16 September 2020, the first steel plates were cut in the conventional steel cutting ceremony.
The current EUR 500 million newbuilding program of Finnlines, which comprises three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels, will further improve the energy efficiency of Finnlines.
The vessels will be built with the highest technological and environmental considerations in mind.
In addition to lithium-ion battery banks allowing 'zero port emissions,' they will be fitted with many advanced energy-saving technologies, thus further reducing emissions. In 2021-2022, the ro-ro vessels are expected to be delivered and the Superstar ro-pax vessels are scheduled to launch traffic in 2023.
“We continue to implement our strategy with resolve and consistency. At Finnlines, we continuously develop our way of working. Over the past ten years, we have steered investments to energy efficiency and green technologies and our newbuilding programme focuses on further energy-saving features," stated Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines.
Maritime Business World