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18.09.2020Media Releases

The construction of the second hybrid ro-ro vessel started

Finnlines Plc                                                                    Press release, Helsinki, 18 September 2020

The construction of the second hybrid ro-ro vessel started

Finnlines newbuilding programme continues as planned. The construction of Finnlines’ second new hybrid ro-ro vessel started at the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The first steel plates was cut in the traditional steel cutting ceremony on 16 September 2020.

Finnlines’ ongoing EUR 500 million newbuilding programme, which includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels, will further increase Finnlines’ energy efficiency. The vessels will be built with the top technical and environmental views in mind. In addition to lithium-ion battery banks, which enable ‘zero emissions in port’, they will be equipped with several advanced technologies to save energy and thus reduce emissions further. The ro-ro vessels are expected to be delivered during 2021–2022 and the Superstar ro-pax vessels are set to start in traffic in 2023.

The new hybrid ro-ro vessels will be named Finneco I, Finneco II and Finneco III in honour the green innovations.

“We continue to implement our strategy with resolve and consistency. At Finnlines, we continuously develop our way of working. Over the past ten years, we have steered investments to energy efficiency and green technologies and our newbuilding programme focuses on further energy-saving features. These new ultra-green vessels will offer our customers very sustainable liner services in the future", says Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of Finnlines.

Facts about the new hybrid ro-ro vessel:

An illustration of the planned hybrid ro-ro vessel.

The construction of the second new hybrid ro-ro vessel started. The first steel plates are being cut in the traditional steel cutting ceremony. In the picture Finnlines’ Site Team member, Chief Engineer Olli Leino.

The construction of the second new hybrid ro-ro vessel started. The first steel plates are being cut in the traditional steel cutting ceremony.

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For further information, please contact

Tom Pippingsköld
Chief Financial Officer
phone +358 40 519 5041
tom.pippingskold@finnlines.com

Mikael Lindholm
Head of Newbuilding Department
phone +358 50 565 4627
mikael.lindholm@finnlines.com

Finnlines Plc

Finnlines is a leading shipping operator of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. The Company is a part of the Grimaldi Group, one of the world’s largest operators of ro-ro vessels and the largest operator of the Motorways of the Sea in Europe for both passengers and freight. This affiliation enables Finnlines to offer liner services to and from any destination in the Mediterranean, West Africa as well as the Atlantic coast of both North and South America.