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Ferry Builders

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FERRY OPERATORS • The World’s Best


Red & White Fleet utes, Sicily, Bahama Mama and Martín from the Avic International yard in China tween the UK and Spain). In 2017, Brit- tricity during port visits.In future years i Soler- to dual fuel propulsion over a for delivery through 2021, fve of which tany Ferries had ordered an LNG fueled as attention to sustainability becomes three-year span. The two other LNG fu- are “LNG ready” while a sixth vessel in vessel, Honfeur, 1,680 passengers, and standard practice, further electrifcation, eled vessels, Hypatia de Alejandría, and this “E-Flexer” series of RoPax vessels ( 2,600 lane meters (roughly 1,000 cars) digitalization and then-automation will

Marie Curie (each 800 passengers, 150 1,000 passengers, 3,100 “lane meters”, from the Flensburger yard, for delivery likely drive “Top 10s.” As a prelude, cars and 2,100 lane meters for cargo) or approx. 1,300 cars), ordered in mid- in Q2 2019. The vessel, with a price at Finferries, which serves ports through- are also being readied for early and mid- 2018, will run on LNG (dual fueled). around $230 million, will run between out Finland, announced a successful 2019 deliveries from the Italian yard. The new ship be delivered into a 10- Portsmouth, and Caen- on the Normandy demonstration of autonomous opera-

Baleària also announced plans to build year charter to Brittany Ferries, running coast. tion (in conjunction with Rolls Royce) an LNG fueled 1,200 passenger catama- between Portsmouth, on the English In 2015, Stena Line had converted its on the double ended car ferry Falco on ran fast ferry for Mediterranean service Channel, and Bilbao - Santander, in Stena Germanica to run on methanol at a short voyage between two ports in the at the Armon shipyard in Asturias (in Spain. Stena Line will operate three of the Remontowa yard. The vessel servic- archipelago south of Turku. Wartsila has northern Spain), with delivery for mid- the E-Flexers in its runs across the Irish es the Gothenburg/Kiel run. With a cor- conducted a similar project in the fjords 2020. Sea; another will be chartered long-term porate focus on sustainability, it is also south of Bergen, Norway- demonstrat-

Stena Line, an industry stalwart, is to the Danish outft DFDS (on the cross- moving towards electrifcation – with ing autonomous capability, on the hybrid a major catalyst as the ferry industry Channel Dover/Calais route). its Stena Saga now tied in to the electri- powered Folgefonn, owned by Norled. switches over to the cleaner fuels. Stena The ffth will also be put into a Brit- cal grid during port calls in Oslo, 14 of Rolls Royce is working with Fjord1 on

Line has ordered a half dozen vessels tany Ferries charter (also on the run be- its 38 vessels can now connect to elec- a similar project. 31

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