The leading independent resource on the internet for Stena's next generation of RoPax ferry, the Chinese built Stena E-Flexer class. Includes technical info and regular updates (including pictures) on the construction of the new vessels including those for Stena Line, Brittany Ferries, and DFDS.
White-hot plasma jets cut through sheets of steel at the FSG shipyard in Germany today. The steel cutting ceremony marks the first step in the construction of Brittany Ferries’ Honfleur, a ship that will take little over a year to complete.
On Friday 2 February 2018, the official keel-laying ceremony for the first of Stena Line's 4 E-Flexer class RoPax ferries took place at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China. This traditional maritime event marks the start of the construction phase of the hull and the exterior parts of the vessel.
[Press Release] TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG sign Letter Of Intent for new Spirits
TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and European shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG (FSG) have signed a letter of intent for the construction of two new ships to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels. TT-Line chairman Mike Grainger said the companies would now commence contract negotiations and agree to final design specifications.
Eamonn Rothwell, Chief Executive of Irish Continental Group plc accompanied by Andrew Sheen, Managing Director of Irish Ferries today (Friday, April 7th 2017) visited the shipyard of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG in Flensburg, Germany to oversee the cutting of the first steel plate for use in the construction of their new €144million cruise ferry, which is scheduled for delivery in mid 2018. When in service, the vessel will accommodate 1,885 passengers and crew, with 435 cabins and with capacity for 2,800 lane metres of freight (165 freight vehicles) plus an additional dedicated car deck with capacity for 300 passenger cars. “This first steel cutting is more than symbolic and starts the practical construction of our new build. This investment underpins the confidence the Group has in both the freight and passenger tourism markets between Ireland, Britain and France”, Mr. Rothwell said. Pictured (L-R) Mr. Eamonn Rothwell – Chief Executive – ... Read more
Strangford II was built in 2016 by Merseyside's Cammell Laird to a design by BCTQ for the Northern Ireland Department of Regional Development (Now Department of Infrastructure). She replaces the elderly car and passenger ferry MV Strangford as well as the backup passenger ferry MV Rachlyn.
31st May 2016 Shipyard Announcement Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group, has entered into a shipbuilding contract for one Ropax ferry with Irish Continental Group (ICG). ICG operates a number of ferry routes out of Dublin and Rosslare through its subsidiary Irish Ferries. The vessel will have a 194.80 m length overall and 31.6 m beam with a cargo capacity of 2,800 lane meters and an additional dedicated car deck for 300 cars. She will be equipped with 435 passenger cabins and a number of restaurants, bars and lounges on 4 decks, with a total capacity of 1900 passengers and crew, and will deliver optimal fuel consumption, while meeting current and known future environmental regulations. The vessel will have the building number 771 and will be delivered in May 2018. Irish Continental Group plc invests €144 million to build a new cruise ferry Released : 31 May 2016 Company ... Read more