The construction of Finnlines’ second new hybrid ro-ro vessel started at the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard on Wednesday, September 16, with a traditional steel-cutting ceremony.
The vessel is part of Finnlines’ ongoing € 500 million ($592 million) newbuilding programme, which includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax ships.
In addition to lithium-ion battery banks, which enable ‘zero emissions in port’, the vessels will be equipped with several advanced technologies to save energy and cut emissions, including an innovative air lubrication system to reduce hull resistance.
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 construction on the company’s first RORO vessel from the series was launched in June this year.
Source: World Maritime News