China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai has launched a new LNG-fueled ferry for Sweden’s Stena and France’s Brittany Ferries.
The Chinese yard said in a statement it held the launching ceremony for Saint-Malo (hull number W0278) on October 7. Representatives from Stena and DNV attended the event as well.
This is the eleventh E-Flexer class RoPax vessel China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai is buidling build for Stena RoRo.
China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai held in February this year a steel-cutting ceremony for the twelfth and final E-Flexer class RoPax vessel.
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 deliver the first vessel in July 2024, followed by the second in January 2025.