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First lengthened vessel delivered

The lengthening programme of Finnlines’ vessels is in full swing in the Remontowa S.A. shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. Finnlines has finished the first lengthening project and the first “Breeze series” ro-ro vessel is now lengthened by approximately 30 metres.

MS Finntide, delivered in 2012 from the Chinese Jinling shipyard, arrived in Gdansk on 25 September 2017. As planned, the vessel was cut in two and a 30-metre section was inserted between the parts. The sections were welded together again, and around 1,000 additional lane metres were added to the vessel capacity.

MS Finntide was the first ship to be lengthened - As planned, the vessel was cut in two

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Photo by Remontowa Shipyard.

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Photo by Remontowa Shipyard, Michal Czacharowski.

How to lengthen a vessel

Photo by Remontowa Shipyard.

A 30-metre section was inserted between the parts...

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Photo by Finnlines, MS Finntide, Jaakko Stubbe.

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Photo by Remontowa Shipyard, Michal Czacharowski.

How to lengthen a vessel

Photo by Remontowa Shipyard, Michal Czacharowski.

...and welded together. 

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Photo by Remontowa Shipyard, Cezary Gierszewski.

How to lengthen a vessel

Photo by Remontowa Shipyard, Michal Czacharowski.

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Photo by Finnlines, MS Finntide, Niclas Seligson.

How to lengthen a vessel

Photo by Finnlines, MS Finntide, Kristiina Jäälinna.

How to lengthen a vessel

Photo by Remontowa Shipyard, Cezary Gierszewski.

How to lengthen a vessel

Photo by Finnlines, MS Finntide, Niclas Seligson.

After the modification, MS Finntide is 217.77 metres long and has a capacity of 4,213 lane metres 

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Photo by Remontowa Shipyard, Cezary Gierszewski.

The close to 30% capacity increase will considerably reduce the energy consumption per transported unit compared to the original vessel. In other words, it will improve energy efficiency further and thus contribute more to reducing emissions.

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