Finnlines: Construction of the second hybrid ro-ro vessel commences

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An illustration of the planned hybrid ro-ro vessel (Image Courtesy Finnlines)

Finnlines newbuilding programme continues as planned. The construction of Finnlines’ second new hybrid ro-ro vessel started at the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The first steel plates was cut in the traditional steel cutting ceremony on 16 September 2020.

Finnlines’ ongoing EUR 500 million newbuilding programme, which includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels, will further increase Finnlines’ energy efficiency. The vessels will be built with the top technical and environmental views in mind. In addition to lithium-ion battery banks, which enable ‘zero emissions in port’, they will be equipped with several advanced technologies to save energy and thus reduce emissions further. The ro-ro vessels are expected to be delivered during 2021–2022 and the Superstar ro-pax vessels are set to start in traffic in 2023.

The new hybrid ro-ro vessels will be named Finneco I, Finneco II and Finneco III in honour the green innovations.

“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. These new ultra-green vessels will offer our customers very sustainable liner services in the future”, says Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines.

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The construction of the second new hybrid ro-ro vessel started. The first steel plates are being cut in the traditional steel cutting ceremony. In the picture Finnlines’ Site Team member, Chief Engineer Olli Leino (Image Courtesy Finnlines)
The construction of the second new hybrid ro-ro vessel started. The first steel plates are being cut in the traditional steel cutting ceremony (Image Courtesy Finnlines)

Sea News, September 18

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra