Finnlines, Bygg nr. ? ved CMI Jinling Weihai, Superstar class ro-pax vessels 2x "FinnTBN"

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Utdrag fra Finnlines Financial Review January–June 2019 (unaudited):

"We are also about to further order two Superstar class ro-pax vessels, in order to strengthen our well developing passenger business growth. These vessels will be the best and most environmentally friendly units in their category, carrying 5,800 lane metres of cargo and close to 1,000 passengers"
 

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Innen slutten av året er det meininga å signere kontrakt for bygging av desse to, står visstnok mellom tre verft
 

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KNUD E. HANSEN behind design of RoPax for Finnlines Superstar Class – ordered at CMI Jinling Weihai

China Merchants’ Weihai Shipyard – builders of Stena’s E-Flexer Class – is further expanding its orderbook with two Superstar Class ro-pax ferries it will build for Grimaldi Group subsidiary Finnlines. The contract was signed on 16 December and has just been officially announced by the Chinese builders.

More details have yet to emerge, but according to the builders the pair, designed by Knud E. Hansen, will have a capacity of 5,100 lanemetres and 1,212 passengers who can be accommodated in 323 cabins. The 229.5m long and 33.6m beam hybrid newbuilds will be introduced on the Kapellskär-Långnäs-Naantali route, replacing FINNSWAN and FINNFELLOW which currently operate the twice daily service.

Unlike the current mainstays on the route, the newbuilds will have cruise ferry-like facilities and a large duty-free supermarket.

It is understood that the ships will be completed in 2023 and have a price tag of about USD 135 million each.

More details are expected to be announced soon.

Kilde: Knud E. Hansen

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Illustrasjon: Knud E. Hansen
 

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Finnlines invests in the highest passenger comfort – two environmentally friendly Superstar 5,100 lm ro-pax vessels ordered

Finnlines invests in the highest passenger comfort – two environmentally friendly Superstar 5,100 lm ro-pax vessels ordered

After the order of three hybrid sto/ro ultra large green vessels at Jinling Shipyard back in 2018, Finnlines is pleased to announce that it has recently signed an order for two ro-pax vessels from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai), previously known as AVIC Weihai. Today, both shipyards are part of China Merchants Group.

Called the Superstar ro-pax vessels, they are expected to be delivered by 2023. They will be larger than the existing Star class vessels and will be Finnlines’ flagships both in terms of size and technology. With a length of about 230 metres, their loading capacity will be for 5,100 lane metres for rolling freight and around 1,100 passengers.

The vessels will have the highest Finnish / Swedish ice class and will be built with the top technical and environmental views in mind, while being pioneers in honouring green values.

The renewed concept combines the best of both cargo and passenger vessels. The Superstar ro-pax vessel is designed to have many types of seating and public areas, plenty of outdoor areas to admire the Archipelago scenery and adequate premises to serve different kinds of groups. Heart of the vessel will be the shopping area to enhance onboard travel experience.

The Superstar vessel is also designed with the focus on fast and efficient cargo handling to guarantee Finnlines’ customers a short turnaround time.

The next generation Superstar ro-pax vessels will bring significant improvement in Finnlines fleet’s passenger comfort and will provide a brand-new customer experience. The customer experience will be taken to a new level through digital services – from check-in to onboard services and feedback collection.

We want to provide a high-quality service to our customers respecting all aspects of the environmental matters. This investment aims at energy efficiency and emission reduction, but at the same time, it is an investment for the highest passenger comfort. We want to lead the development of high-quality ro-ro and ro-pax services in the Baltic Sea region. Our ongoing EUR 500 million newbuilding programme will ensure that we continue to provide premium services to our customers”, says Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines.

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Illustrasjoner: Knud E. Hansen
 
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