Salamanca’, the second of five E-Flexer class ropaxes ordered by Stena RoRo for a Brittany Ferries charter was delivered on 30th November.
The vessel is the sixth E-Flexer out of 12 ordered from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai).
‘Salamanca’ will be chartered by Brittany Ferries on a long-term basis and has been especially adapted to the company’s needs.
E-Flexers’ are based on a design developed for flexibility. Each vessel is tailored to customer needs.
‘Salamanca’ has been fitted with LNG dual fuel engines and is the first ship in the E-Flexer series to have gas engines.
The interior was designed by Richard Nilsson at Figura Architects. Public spaces and the colour scheme etc, were designed individually between all of the Brittany Ferries E-Flexers.
“The ’Salamanca’ is special because she is the first in the E-Flexer series to be delivered with LNG propulsion,” said Per Westling, Stena RoRo CEO. “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.”
“Fleet renewal is key to our business strategy,” added Christophe Mathieu, CEO of Brittany Ferries. “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 with her, we all look forward to welcoming ‘Salamanca’ to the Brittany Ferries family ahead of her sister ship ‘Santoña’ a year later.”
Stena RoRo has an agreement in place with Brittany Ferries to long-term charter another three vessels in the Stena E-Flexer series. They will all be powered by LNG, and will be delivered in 2023/2025.
’Salamanca’ is 214.5 m in length, 27.8 m beam with a draught of 6.4 m. She has a freight capacity of 2,723 lane metres and will accommodate 1,100 pax and crew.