Three new E-Flexer ro-pax vessels for Irish Sea trades are on schedule and under construction in China
The steel has been cut on the third of three E-Flexer ro-pax ships to be deployed on Stena Line’s Irish Sea routes, so all three of are now under construction at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China. They are planned to enter service in 2020 and 2021, with the first serving Holyhead-Dublin from early 2020 and the latter two deployed in the Liverpool-Belfast run from 2021.
The vessels are 215m long with a freight intake of 3,100 lane metres and space for 120 cars and 1,000 passengers.
Stena Line has ordered two more E-Flexer ro-pax vessels for deployment in its network in 2022. These ships will be still bigger at 240m long and with a freight capacity of 3,600 lane metres and passenger capacity of 1,200.
“With continued investment in our fleet, we want to lead the development of sustainable shipping and set new industry standards when it comes to operational performance, emissions and cost competiveness,” said COO Peter Arvidsson.