13. January 2024 ecokontor

Stena Line announces start of construction of its first methanol-ready NewMax hybrid ferry

In the Netherlands, Offshore Energy reported that Swedish ferry operator Stena Line announced the start of the construction of its methanol-ready ‘NewMax’ hybrid ferries.

The construction began at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai, China, last week.

Last year, Stena Line announced that two new hybrid freight ferries had been ordered from Stena RoRo destined for the Belfast – Heysham route, with the first due to enter service in autumn 2025, according to the report.

The new hybrid ships will play a key role in Stena Line’s journey to sustainable fuel as they will both be able to operate on methanol fuel, the report added.

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