3D illustration of the new ferry (Source: FSG)

FSG to build LNG-powered RoRo ferry for Australia’s SeaRoad

German shipyard, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), has received an order from Australian company SeaRoad for a RoRo ferry with LNG propulsion.

The 210m-long and 29.30m-wide 43,100gt newbuilding will have 3,792 lane metres for cargo transport, and an additional 100 vehicles can be taken on board. A special requirement is the capability to transport heavy cargo with a unit weight of up to 100 tonnes.

The order now placed is worth more than EUR 100. Funding partner for the project is the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The Australian company is already a familiar FSG customer.

The first RoRo vessel “made in Flensburg”, the Searoad Mersey II, was delivered in 2016. The second FSG-built vessel, Liekut, joined the SeaRoad fleet under a three-year charter agreement in April 2021.

"We are proud to have brought this order to Flensburg as it is proof of the shipyard’s successful new start. This additional order by a long-standing customer equals an important vote of confidence in both this new model, as well as our established expertise as an innovative German newbuilding yard. Our aim is to combine superior quality and superior life-cycle value. With this new vessel, FSG and SeaRoad will make an important contribution to sustainable shipping,” said Philipp Maracke, CEO of FSG.

The new ferry will operate on Bass Strait between Devonport, on the island of Tasmania, and Melbourne, Victoria, on mainland Australia. Delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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