DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE

E-FLEXER

Work with creating the most flexible RoPax concept thus far began in 2015, marking the beginning the Stena E-Flexer series, the largest RoPax order any operator had ever placed. The objectives were both to create a design for the best possible flexibility in terms of commercial and operational performance, and above all to create versatility to meet the rapidly growing environmental requirements and needs. These two objectives now go hand in hand.

“In 2016, we ordered four vessels with an option for another four, says Per Westling, managing director for Stena RoRo. “The first four vessels were intended for service within the Stena Line network, but in connection with the order being announced, the concept gained the attention of other shipping companies and twelve vessels have now been ordered in the E-Flexer series. Seven of them have been ordered by Stena RoRo, which has chartered them to prominent shipping companies such as Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Marine Atlantic Inc.

The twelve vessels in the E-Flexer series feature nine different configurations, all within the framework of the optimized hull designed especially for the series.  

Per Westling, President, Stena RoRo. Staffan Stenfelt, Newbuilding Manager, Stena RoRo.

“The shipping industry will be rapidly changing in the next few years and the ability to adapt our vessels to new regulations and new fuels when they emerge is crucial, adds Per Westling.

The E-Flexer concept now includes a wide range of propulsion systems, from conventional LNG-ready engines with scrubbers, to engines with dual fuel combustion in combination with large hybrid batteries or fuel cell systems, as well as shore connection systems with high power ratings.

“Our engines are also able to adapt to new fuels such as ammonia and green methanol when these become commercially available, says Staffan Stenfelt, General Manager for new construction at Stena RoRo. “The Stena E-Flexer series is based on a future-proof concept that will continue to be developed in line with our customers’ needs and future environmental requirements.

ABOUT E-FLEXER NO. 12 ORDERED FOR BRITTANY FERRIES
Length194.7 m
Draught6.5 m
Beam27.8 m
Capacity2,517 lane meters, of which 1,388 lane meters are intended for passenger cars, 1,400 passengers on board.

UPON ORDERING E-FLEXER NOS. 11 AND 12; 2021-07-22 “We are pleased with our new orders for E-Flexer vessels, which have proven to be adaptable not only to our specific customer- and market-related needs, but also enable us to take a significant step forward in terms of our strong commitment to sustainability,” says Christophe Matheieu, CEO, Brittany Ferries.

UPON ORDERING E-FLEXER NO. 10, 2021-07-21 “We're looking forward to the delivery of a new chartered vessel for our operations. We're also looking forward to working with Stena RoRo, our partner in this project. Stena RoRo is a leading developer in the global roll on/roll off cargo and passenger market for ferries,” says Murray Hupman, CEO, Marine Atlantic.

UPON DELIVERY OF THE E-FLEXER CÔTE D’OPALE, 2021-05-17 “We offer efficient transport solutions for both cargo and passengers. With a capacity of 160 cars and space for 1000 passengers, the Côte d'Opale is a fine example of how we combine cargo and passenger traffic without compromising on the onboard experience. We really appreciate Stena's E-Flexer design, which has made it possible to adapt the ferry, in collaboration with Stena, to the wishes associated with the short crossings across the channel. With this ferry, we will be able to offer our passengers a comfortable journey,” says Torben Carlsen, CEO, DFDS Group.

ABOUT STENA E-FLEXER

Stena’s E-Flexer class has been developed with a basic concept but is flexible and adapted to customer needs, both commercially and technically. The concept combines cargo and passenger capabilities, and the vessels are substantially larger than today’s standard ferries. The Stena E-Flexer class is at the forefront in terms of sustainability and sets a new standard for emissions, costs and energy efficiency, as well as performance.

SPECIFICATION OF STENA E-FLEXER ORDERS WITH CMI JINLING (WEIHAI), CHINA
1Stena Line (in service between Holyhead and Dublin in early 2020)
2Stena Line (in service between Belfast and Liverpool in 2020)
3Brittany Ferries (long-term charter agreement for service between the United Kingdom and Spain)
4Stena Line (in service between Belfast and Liverpool in 2021)
5DFDS (long-term charter agreement for service between Dover and Calais, delivery 2021)
6Brittany Ferries with LNG operation (long-term charter agreement, delivery November 2021)
7Stena Line (extended version, delivery 2022)
8Stena Line (extended version, delivery 2022)
9Brittany Ferries with LNG operation (long-term charter agreement, delivery 2023)
10Marine Atlantic with LNG operation (long-term charter agreement, delivery 2024)
11Brittany Ferries with LNG operation (long-term charter agreement, delivery 2024)
12Brittany Ferries with LNG operation (long-term charter agreement, delivery 2025)
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