Grimaldi receives its 4th giant hybrid Ro-Ro ship
The Grimaldi Group has received Eco Savona, the fourth of twelve ultra-modern hybrid Ro-Ro units ordered from the Jinling shipyard, as part of the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) series.
“It is a source of great pride for us to be able to put increasingly capacious, modern and environmentally friendly ships such as the Eco Savona at our customers’ disposal,” commented Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Neapolitan company.
The 238-meter-long hybrid ro-ro ship has a 34-meter beam, a gross tonnage of 67,311 tonnes, and a service speed of 20.8 knots. Due to these measurements, the series is the world's largest Ro-Ro unit for short-sea shipping.
As compared to the previous series of Ro-Ro vessels for short sea shipping, the new ship will hold twice as much cargo on its seven decks. Eco Savona will transport 7,800 linear meters of rolling freight, which is roughly 500 trailers and 180 vehicles.
Eco Savona can reduce emissions to zero during port stays by charging super lithium batteries with a total capacity of 5 MWh, which are recharged during navigation using shaft generators and 350 m2 of solar panels.
Electronically powered engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system are also included in the vessel's features. Eco Savona will be deployed on the normal Ro-Ro service connecting Italy and Spain when it arrives in Italy in April.
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Maritime Business World