In total, Stena Line will be operating five E-Flexer vessels, with two of them being the extended version. The fourth in the order has now been delivered. Compared to the basic design, the ferry has been extended by 36 meters. With the extension, the ferry is 240 meters long and has an increased capacity of 50% more cabins, 30% more passengers and 15% more cargo. Loading and unloading are streamlined with a drive-through configuration for both car decks.
Stena RoRo currently has 12 confirmed orders for E-Flexer vessels. All are being built at the CMI Jingling Shipyard in Weihai, China. The ferry now delivered to Stena Line constitutes the seventh E-Flexer delivery.
The E-Flexer series is based on a basic concept entailing a larger configuration than with today’s standard RoPax-type ferries and it is highly flexible. Each ship is tailored to customers’ needs, both commercially and technically. Optimized design of the hull, propellers and rudders help to ensure that E-Flexer vessels are at the forefront when it comes to durability, performance and cost as well as energy efficiency.
“The Stena Estelle is the largest E-Flexer vessel to date that we have designed and built in the 12-ship series and, with its large capacity, it reduces total CO2 emissions per unit transported,” says Per Westling, managing director for Stena RoRo.
Facts Stena Lines extended E-Flexer
Length: 239.7 meters
Draught: 6.4 meters
Width: 27.8 meters
Capacity: 3,600 length meters, 1200 passengers (including crew), 263 cabins
Specification of Stena E-Flexer orders with CMI Jinling (Weihai), China: