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Work starts on Stena’s new Irish Sea ships

[ February 5, 2018   //   ]

Stena Line executives took part in a keel-laying ceremony for the line’s four new ro pax vessels at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China on 2 February. Planned for delivery in 2019 and 2020, the new vessels will be 50% bigger the operator’s existing ro pax ferries with 3,100 lane metres of lane capacity. They will be deployed on the Irish Sea.

Stena chief executive Niclas Mårtensson promised that the new ships “will be the absolute state-of-the-art when it comes to energy efficiency, flexibility and customer service.  In particular, we are placing heavy emphasis on developing a range of exciting new digital features which will provide our customers with unique additional services connected with their journey.”

Stena Line CEO Niclas Mårtensson (right) attended the official keel-laying ceremony for Stena Line’s new RoPax vessels at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China. This traditional maritime event marks the start of the construction phase of the hull and the exterior parts of the vessel.