Finnlines has begun construction of its second new hybrid ro-ro vessel at the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The vessel is being built as part of the company’s EUR 500 million newbuilding programme, which includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels to further increase Finnlines’ energy efficiency.
The vessels will be built with the top technical and environmental views in mind, with lithium-ion battery banks enable ‘zero emissions in port’. The vessels will be equipped with several advanced technologies to save energy and thus reduce emissions further.
The ro-ro vessels are expected to be delivered during 2021–2022 and the Superstar ro-pax vessels are set to start in traffic in 2023.
The new hybrid ro-ro vessels will be named Finneco I, Finneco II and Finneco III in honour the green innovations.
“We continue to implement our strategy with resolve and consistency. At Finnlines, we continuously develop our way of working. Over the past ten years, we have steered investments to energy efficiency and green technologies and our newbuilding programme focuses on further energy-saving features. These new ultra-green vessels will offer our customers very sustainable liner services in the future”, said Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines.