This will increase vessel capacity around 1,000 lane metres.
Finnlines has signed a contract with Remontowa S.A. shipyard in Gdansk, Poland where the actual work will commence in mid September 2017. The yard is committed to perform this work in less than two months for each vessel. The whole lengthening programme will be completed in May 2018.
The close to 30% capacity increase will considerably reduce the energy consumption per transported unit compared to the original vessel. In other words, it will improve energy efficiency further and thus contribute more to reducing emissions. Remontowa S.A. shipyard is also involved in several other energy efficiency projects for MS Finneagle. The vessel is currently in Gdansk where inline hybrid scrubbers and new improved propeller blades are being installed. Furthermore, passenger capacity will be increased to 800 by building new passenger areas.
The above investments will amount to approximately EUR 70 million.
Finnlines’ customers will benefit from more environmentally friendly and sustainable services. Finnlines places great emphasis on environmental and safety matters and these investments are just another milestone in a long series of investing in sustainable growth.