Stena Signs Contract for Four New LNG-Ready RoPax Ferries
Stena has signed a contract for an order of four new RoPax ferries with planned delivery during 2019 and 2020, with an option for another four vessels. The vessels, which will be built by AVIC Shipyard in China, will feature gas-ready engines for operation on LNG or methanol.
Stena says the ships will be the most fuel efficient ferries in the world and will set a new standard for operational performance, emissions and cost competitiveness. The vessels will accommodate about 1,000 passengers and offer a full range of passenger services.
“We foresee a continued demand growth for short sea services in Northern Europe and in many other parts of the world,” said Dan Sten Olsson, Chairman in Stena Line. “Not only is transportation on sea the most environmentally efficient way of moving goods, it is also infrastructure that provides reliable and speedy logistics with very limited public cost.”