Stena Line has commissioned the RoRo vessel Stena Estelle from Stena RoRo, following completion of the vessel by Chinese builder CMI Jingling, Weihai.
The 240m-long vessel is the first of two extended units in the twelve-ship E-Flexer series, with an extra 36m-long section providing 50% more capacity for cabins, 30% more passenger space, and 15% more room for cargo. The ferry has a capacity of 3,600 lane-metres, 1,200 persons, and 263 cabins.
Per Westling, Stena RoRo managing director, commented: “The Stena Estelle is the largest E-Flexer vessel to date that we have designed and built in the twelve-ship series, and with its large capacity, it reduces total CO2 emissions per unit transported.”
The ferry is the fourth of five RoRo ships in the E-Flexer series intended for Stena Line operation and the seventh in the entire class. In September, Stena RoRo will take delivery of the eighth vessel – also an extended E-Flexer that will be operated by Stena Line.
The design of every E-Flexer vessel is tweaked to suit its operator. Other ferry companies chartering these ships include Brittany Ferries, DFDS, and Marine Atlantic. The final vessel in the series is due for delivery in 2025.
Stena Line commissions first of two ‘extended’ E-Flexers