News from the shipyard: Steel cutting for the second hybrid ro-ro
The Finnlines’ Newbuilding Programme continues as planned. Nanjing Jinling shipyard has started construction of the second hybrid ro-ro vessel, Finneco II according to the schedule. The first steel plates of the vessel were cut in a traditional steel cutting ceremony on 16 September 2020. Two of the ordered three ultra-green ro-ro vessels are now under construction as the first, Finneco I, had its steel cutting ceremony in June 2020. Finneco I is expected to be delivered during 2021 and the rest, Finneco II and Finneco III, in 2022.
The first steel plates are being cut in the traditional steel cutting ceremony. In the picture above Finnlines’ Site Team member, Chief Engineer Olli Leino.
Finnlines’ EUR 500 million newbuilding programme will further increase Finnlines’ energy efficiency and emission reduction as well as it will provide perfect tools to respond to future customer needs. In addition to the three ro-ro vessels, Finnlines has ordered two Superstar eco-efficient ro-pax vessels, which are scheduled to start operating in 2023.
Work in progress: hybrid ro-ro vessels