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  • 2022 June 1 16:41

    The second hybrid ro-ro vessel delivered to Finnlines

    All three vessels will sail under the Finnish flag and will enter Finnlines’ Baltic sea, North Sea and Biscay traffic

    Finneco II, the second of three ro-ro vessels in the Eco class was delivered at the China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) in China on 30 May 2022. The vessel will enter Finnlines’ Biscay line, where it will join the sister vessel, Finneco I.

    The Chinese shipyard China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Jiangsu) delivered the second of three hybrid ro-ro vessels to Finnlines. The first vessel, Finneco I, was delivered on 28 April 2022. The third vessel, Finneco III, will be delivered in the beginning of June 2022.

    All three vessels will sail under the Finnish flag and will enter Finnlines’ Baltic sea, North Sea and Biscay traffic.

    Finnlines’ EUR 500 million Newbuilding Programme also includes two eco-sustainable Superstar ro-pax vessels scheduled to be delivered in 2023.

    More capacity for freight
    The ship is 238 metres long with a cargo capacity of 5,800 lane metres. Consequently, the vessel can carry 400 trailers per voyage. Compared with the largest vessels in today’s Finnlines fleet, the cargo carrying capacity of the hybrid newbuilds will increase by nearly 40%.

    Nevertheless, efficient cargo operations will be ensured by arrangement of stern ramps, internal ramps, and hoistable car decks. At the same the vessels will be extremely flexible – a hoistable deck makes it possible to load any type of rolling freight up to 7 metres. Certain areas on cargo decks have been dedicated for loading of paper reels.

    The vessel will have the highest Finnish/Swedish ice class.

    Green plus for the environmental performance
    The classification society Rina has assigned an additional class notation “Green Plus” for the vessel’s environmental performance. The vessel has been fitted with two-stroke main engines, which have a lower specific fuel consumption than four-stroke engines. An air lubrication system under the keel will reduce frictional and hydrodynamic resistance and consequently reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Zero emissions during port calls can be achieved with a battery power bank of 5 MW. The batteries are recharged during sailing and 600 m2 of solar panels will also generate power. Furthermore, an exhaust gas cleaning system will cut air emissions and reduce harmful particles.

    “Our ongoing EUR 500 million Newbuilding programme follows our strategy and we continue to deploy larger and larger vessels to benefit from economies of scale. The new ships exceed high environmental standards and ensure a reliable supply of goods to and from Finland. For our customers new vessels means more capacity and better connections. Our connections to Europe and vice versa will improve greatly when the Finneco trio starts to operate on their routes”, says Emanuele Grimaldi, Chairman of the Board, Finnlines.


    Ship particulars, Finneco I–III
    Type of vessel: Ro-ro
    Ice class:1 A Super
    Length, overall: 238.0 m
    Breadth, moulded: 34.0 m
    Gross tonnage: 60,515
    Deadweight: 17,377
    Lane metres: 5,800
    Design speed: 20.7 knots
    Engine output: 2 x 12,780 kW
    Flag: Finland

    Emission reduction technology
    Air lubrication
    Battery pack
    Exhaust gas abatement
    Solar panels
    Waste heat recovery
    Ballast water treatment system




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