The Chinese Jinling shipyard of Sinotrans&CSC Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has received a EUR 200 million ($240 million) order for three hybrid ro-ro vessels from Grimaldi Group subsidiary Finnlines.
The Knud E. Hansen designed Finnish/Swedish ice class vessels, scheduled for delivery between 2020 to 2021, will utilise a new type of hybrid system which will use fossil fuel during sailing and electricity while in port for zero emissions.
The scrubber-equipped vessels will have a lithium-ion battery bank which can be recharged during sailing to provide electricity to the ship while at berth.
It is also fitted with an air lubrication system under the keel that will create bubble layers to reduce friction and hydrodynamic resistance, and consequently reduce fuel consumption and emissions, during sailing.
“We continue to modernize our fleet further. This investment will also help us to meet increased demand and enable us to serve our customers better,” says Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines.
“These green ro-ro vessels will be built taking all technological and environmental factors into account and thus will increase our energy efficiency further.
“These vessels will offer us the lowest possible fuel consumption and exhaust emissions and again, is in line with our investments in sustainable development. We are proud that these exceptional technologies on board will make the vessels the most innovative and efficient vessels in the world.”
Photo credit: Sinotrans&CSC Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
Published: 4 May, 2018
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