Construction of Finnlines’ hybrid RoRo vessel started
Construction of the newest environmentally friendly roll-on/roll off (RoRo) vessel by Finnlines started on 8 June 2020 with the steel cutting ceremony at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China.
Finnlines, a Finnish shipping company and a part of the Italian Grimaldi Group, placed an order in 2018 for three ultra-large green RoRo 17,400 dwt vessels.
According to the firm, all three vessels will be designed with the latest technologies, to ensure the lowest CO2 emissions. The ships will be equipped with efficient engines, emission reduction systems and an innovative air lubrication system to reduce hull resistance in addition to lithium-ion battery systems that allow zero-emission operations in port.
The vessels are planned to work in the Baltic Sea and will have the maximum Finnish / Swedish ice level.
The first RoRo newbuild is expected to begin operations as early as next year, and the other two are expected to start operations in 2022.
Once completed, the RoRos hybrid will feature 238 meters in length and 34 meters in width.
“The new vessels will modernize our fleet further and offer us the lowest possible fuel consumption and emissions… We continue our successful track record in investing sustainable operation of our fleet,” Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines, commented.
In addition, Finnlines ordered two giant Superstar vessels. The total investment of 5 new vessels included is 500 million euro.
Maritime Business World