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CIMC Raffles bags Wallenius SOL orders LNG-powered ro-ro orders

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New Swedish shipping company Wallenius SOL has ordered four LNG-fuelled ro-ro vessels at CIMC Raffles based in Yantai, China.

Two days after the announcement of the formation of Wallenius SOL by Wallenius and Swedish Orient Lines it has been revealed its order for four ice-class vessels has been made at CIMC Raffles in China.

The four vessels will be in 241 meters length and 35 meters width with a speed of 20 knots, equipped with two LNG tanks. They will be classified by Lloyds’ Register and registered under the flag of Sweden. 

The newbuilds will be the largest ro-ro vessels built to Finnish/Swedish Ice Class 1A Super deployed for European shipping routes, which are scheduled for delivery in 2021.

Read more: New shipowner in Baltic forestry trades - Wallenius SOL

“There are many potential opportunities in this market, it is a breakthrough for our company following the ro-ro contract signed with Bohai Ferry last year,” said Li Minggao, deputy president of CIMC Raffles.

CIMC Raffles provides high-quality offshore equipment and contract services to clients all over the world. There are four offshore and marine research & development centers, three offshore construction bases and three operation companies.

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