Sweden’s Wallenius SOL has christened the first out of two of its LNG-powered vessels, Botnia Enabler, in the Port of Skelleftea.
The christening ceremony for the 242 meters long LNG-powered ship took place on September 8, according to a statement by Wallenius SOL.
“Botnia Enabler is not only the world’s biggest ice-rated ConRo vessel with multi-fuel operation, but also the biggest ship that has ever called at the Port of Skelleftea,” the firm said.
Botnia Enabler will share the Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kokkola-Oulu-Kemi-Skelleftea-Travemünde route with its sister ship, Baltic Enabler.
This means weekly calls with a total capacity of 6,442 lane meters (962 TEU), according to Wallenius SOL.
Baltic Enabler recently started working on the mentioned route.
The ships have the highest Finnish-Swedish ice class to cope with the harsh winter conditions in the Gulf of Bothnia.
In addition to their classic RoRo function, the Knud E. Hansen-designed ships have a large capacity for containers.
The ships feature two 685-cbm type C LNG tanks, provided by MAN Cryo, as well as two WinGD dual-fuel main engines.