Finnlines has planned the lengthening of four of its “Breeze series” vessels, with an option of two additional vessels from September 2017, in an effort to enhance energy efficiency and further reduce ship emissions. The company said that this move will also increase its vessel capacity around 1,000 lane meters and requires a EUR 70 million investment.
The work will commence in mid September in Remontowa S.A.shipyard in Gdansk, Poland and it is expected to be completed by May 2018.
”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.” the company has stated.
Remontowa S.A. shipyard is also involved in several other energy efficiency projects for MS Finneagle. The vessel is currently in Gdansk where inline hybrid scrubbers and new improved propeller blades are being installed. Furthermore, passenger capacity will be increased to 800 by building new passenger areas.