DNV GL said it has signed a contract to provide classification services for Stena Line’s LNG-ready RoPax ferries, to be constructed at AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China.
Earlier in April Stena signed a contract with AVIC Weihai Shipyard for four RoPax ferries with planned deliveries during 2019 and 2020, with an option for another four vessels.
Intended for short international routes, the first four vessels are planned to be used within Stena Lines’ route network in Northern Europe, DNV GL said.
The vessels will have the capacity to carry 1,000 people onboard (927 passengers and 73 crew), as well as having 3,100 lane metres in a drive-through configuration.
The vessels and their main engines will be gas ready, prepared to be fuelled by either methanol or LNG, DNV GL added.