The ferry Salamanca, second of five E-Flexer class ships ordered by Stena RoRo for Brittany Ferries, was delivered on 30 November 2021.
The vessel is the sixth E-Flexer of 12 ordered from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai). Salamanca will be chartered by Brittany Ferries on a long-term basis and has been especially adapted to the needs of the French ferry company.
The E-Flexers are based designed for flexibility, and each vessel is tailored to customer needs. Salamanca has LNG dual fuel engines and is the first ship in the E-Flexer series with gas engines.
The interior has been designed by Richard Nilsson at Figura Architects. The public spaces and the colour scheme have been designed individually for each of the Brittany Ferries’ E-Flexers.
‘Salamanca is special because she is the first in the E-Flexer series to be delivered with LNG propulsion’, said Per Westling, CEO for Stena RoRo.
‘The design has been adapted to Brittany Ferries’ special requirements and the yard has again been able to deliver according to schedule despite the ongoing pandemic.’
Stena RoRo has an agreement with Brittany Ferries for long-term charters of three more vessels in the Stena E-Flexer series. All will be powered by LNG, and will be delivered in 2023-2025.
The Stena E-Flexer vessels combine cargo and passenger capabilities, and are substantially larger than many standard ferries. The E-Flexers are at the forefront in terms of sustainability and sets a new standard in terms of emissions, cost and energy efficiency, as well as performance.
Salamanca measures 214.5m by 27.8m, with a draught of 6.4m. She has a capacity of 2,723 lane metres, and 1,100 passengers and crew.