Photo: Knud E. Hansen
The Danish shipping company has contracted the Chinese Jinling Shipyard for the construction of two ro-ros, to be handed over in early 2020.
The new 16,000 dwt ships, 235 m long and 33 m wide, will be similar to the ones booked in September 2016 (also built by Jinling, set for delivery at 2019's start), offering 6,700 lane metres of cargo capacity.
Also, the newbuilds will be equipped with scrubbers, ballast water treatment systems, as well as feature a number of energy efficiency solutions in line with IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index standard.
The latest deal totals around DKK 1.0 bln (approx. EUR 135 mln). The new vessels will be deployed across the company's North Sea network.
"The ships form part of our newbuilding programme that underpins our ability to deliver the transport capacity required by our customers and our continuous pursuit of efficiency improvements," Niels Smedegaard, DFDS Seaways' CEO, said.