Stena Line holds keel-laying ceremony for RoPax vessels at AVIC Weihai Shipyard
On Friday 2 February 2018, the official keel-laying ceremony took place at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China. This traditional maritime event marks the start of the construction phase of the hull and the exterior parts of the vessel, Stena Line said in its press release.
The new vessels have a planned delivery timetable during 2019 and 2020. They will be 50% bigger than today’s standard RoPax vessels and this significant investment illustrates a continuation of Stena Line’s successful RoPax concept which mixes freight and passenger traffic as part of its operational business model.
The new RoPax vessels will be deployed on the Irish Sea and represent a key strategic investment to continue to further strengthen Stena Line’s business in the region.
Technical details of the new vessels:
Length: 214,5 m
Draught: 6,4 m
Breadth: 27,8 m
Car deck capacity: 3,100 lane meter + 120 cars
Passenger capacity: 1,000
Engines: 2 x V12 4-stroke diesel (2 x 12,600 kW)
Speed: 22 knots
About Stena Line
Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations. The company is family-owned, was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg. Stena Line is part of Stena AB, which has about 15 000 employees and an annual turnover of over 35 billion SEK.