Swedish passenger shipping company Rederi AB Gotland has signed a contract with GSI Shipyard in China for one more passenger and cargo ships with a capacity for 1650 passengers. The order means that Rederi AB Gotland exercises its option to order a sister vessel to the first vessel whose contracts were published in autumn 2014. Both vessels will be operated with lquefied natural gas (LNG) with significant environmental improvement.
During the design process, much work has been devoted to creating optimal hull lines with the best possible energy consumption and environmental impact.
The first LNG-powered vessel, ordered last December, is scheduled for delivery in 2017; the second vessel will be delivered by 2018.
The company is committed to the protection of “the common environment and sustainable development. We do this by minimizing the impact on both the marine and terrestrial environment within our operations”.
(Source: Rederi AB Gotland)