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  • 2022 June 24 10:30

    Baltic Enabler transferred to the WALLENIUS SOL shipping line

    ON 22 JUNE 2022, the second of two highly acclaimed, newly built vessels was transferred to the WALLENIUS SOL shipping line, according to Knud E. Hansen's release. Baltic Enabler, together with her sister ship Botnia Enabler delivered earlier in the spring, has been named RoRo vessel of the year. She is considered to be the world’s largest ice-rated ConRo vessel with multi-fuel operation.

    The newly built vessel, which has Finnish-Swedish ice class 1A, an LOA of 242 metres and a beam of 35.2 metres, is sailing under the Swedish flag. In addition to their size, the Enablers are characterized by their high environmental performance and a design specially suited to the shipping requirements of the Swedish and Finnish base industry. According to Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) estimates, the vessels will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 63 per cent, NOx by 96 per cent and SOx and particulates by 99 per cent. With regard to the socio-economic effects of the reduced CO2 emissions, IVL expects WALLENIUS SOL will be able to reduce society’s costs by many millions of kronor every year, thanks to the generation shift the vessels represent.

    Now that Baltic Enabler is beginning her maiden voyage, she will call at a number of ports in Asia before heading toward Belgium and Europe. She will then begin trafficking her regular Zeebrugge-Antwerpen-Kokkola-Skelleftea-Oulu-Kemi-Travemünde route.

    Wallenius Marine in collaboration with Knud E Hansen led the design work and the construction project for the two sister ships. Wallenius Marine will also be responsible for manning and technical operation of the new vessels.

    Ice class: 1A Super
    Type of vessel: ConRo
    LOA: 242 m
    Beam: 35.2 m
    Deadweight: 27,000 tonnes
    Cargo capacity: 5,800 Lane metres
    Max speed: 20 knots
    Engines: Multi-fuel (LNG, LBG, diesel and synthetic diesel)




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