Poland’s Remontowa shipyard has won a contract to build three LNG-powered ropaxes for Polskie Promy, a subsidiary of state-owned Polska Zegluga Morska (PZM).
The contract also includes an option for a fourth vessel.
To be built at Gdansk, two of the LNG-powered vessels will be operated by Unity Line, a PZM company, while the third and the fourth optional vessel be operated by Polferries.
They will each feature LNG dual-fuel engines and a battery pack, plus two azimuth thrusters at the stern and two bow thrusters.
The 195.6 m long by 32 m wide hybrid ships will have a capacity of 4,100 lane meters of freight and 400 passengers.
According to Government social media reports, the Polish Government will invest about Zl1 bill in the Zl4 bill project. The first ropax is due to be delivered in 2024.
Remontowa has also built LNG powered ferries for the Canadian ferry operator, BC Lines.