China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai has started building another LNG-fueled ferry for Sweden’s Stena and France’s Brittany Ferries.
The Chinese yard said in a statement it held a steel-cutting ceremony for the hull number W0275 on February 6. Representatives from Stena and DNV attended the event as well.
This is the twelfth and final E-Flexer class RoPax vessel China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai will build for Stena RoRo.
This new ship with a working name W0275 is the second in this batch of two LNG-powered ships.
Both of the 194.7 meters long hybrid vessels will sail on LNG but they will also feature batteries and shore-side power.
The Chinese yard expects to complete the first vessel in the second half of 2024, followed by the second in January 2025.