The second of five E-Flexer RoRo ferries ordered by Stena RoRo for long-term charter by Brittany Ferries has been delivered by Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai). The Salamanca is the sixth ship in the E-Flexer class and the first in the series to have dual-fuel LNG engines.
The 214.5m-long vessel has both freight and passenger capacity, with 2,723 lane metres and total capacity for 1,100 persons, including a French crew. In line with the ferry company’s policy, the ship’s interior has been designed individually.
Per Westling, Stena RoRo CEO, commented: “The Salamanca is special because she is the first in the E-Flexer series to be delivered with LNG propulsion. The design has been adapted to Brittany Ferries’ special requirements and the yard has yet again been able to deliver according to schedule despite the ongoing pandemic.”
Brittany Ferries’ CEO, Christophe Mathieu, said: “Fleet renewal is key to our business strategy. It is one of the pillars that will drive our recovery from the Covid crisis and deliver another successful 50 years for Brittany Ferries. So it is with gratitude that we thank our partners at Stena RoRo and everyone involved in her construction. From customers and suppliers, to the French crew that will sail in her, we all look forward to welcoming Salamanca to the Brittany Ferries family ahead of her sister ship, Santoña, a year later.”
Stena RoRo will provide three more E-Flexer ferries for long-term charter to Brittany Ferries between 2023 and 2025. All will be powered by LNG.
Dual-fuel E-Flexer begins long-term charter with Brittany Ferries