After the delivery of the new 5,000 lane meter LNG vessel Faustine at the end of last year and the expected delivery of her sister Seraphine later this month, Luxembourg-based shipping company CLdN has ordered two RoRo vessels from South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. They are both scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2025.
The two hybrid vessels are said to have a technologically advanced propulsion train and 8,000 lane metres of RoRo capacity. The order represents the largest investment in CLdN’s history and is a result of two years of intense engineering and development together with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
The new ships will be equipped with two liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel 11-MW main engines of type MAN ME-GI plus two electric propulsion motors of 6 MW each. In full electric mode the ship can achieve a cruising speed of 16 to 17 knots. Both vessels will also be future proofed, to allow expansion or integration of technological advancements as time moves on. Compared with CLdN’s largest vessels currently in operation, the new ships will further reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 40% and will be nitrogen oxide TIER III compliant.
The newbuildings will be used to strengthen CLdN’s current position as among the greenest RoRo operators and push forward its ambition to further reduce its carbon footprint, the company said.
CLdN strengthens role as green RoRo operator with newbuildings