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© Brittany Ferries

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Construction of Brittany Ferries first LNG-hybrid vessel initiated

FerryOn 5 September a plasma blade cut the first piece of steel to SAINT-MALO, Brittany Ferries first LNG-hybrid vessel which will join the fleet in 2025 and replace the 1989-built BRETAGNE on the company’s route between Portsmouth in the UK and Ouistreham (Caen) and St. Malo in France.

Brittany Ferries will charter the vessel from Stena RoRo for 10 years, with purchase options after four years.

SAINT-MALO will be equipped with a large battery hybrid package for energy consumption of 10 MWh for propulsion and manoeuvring in port. It will also be equipped with an 8 MW electric shore connection for charging the batteries which entails an environmentally friendly stay in port. The large battery capacity enables speeds up to 17.5 knots on battery power alone.

E-Flexer No. 11 (SAINT-MALO)
Length: 194.7 m
Draught: 6.5 m
Beam: 27.8
Capacity: 2,517 lane meters, of which 1388 lane meters are intended for passenger cars, 1,400 persons on board.

A slightly different not-yet named sister will follow SAINT-MALO with the following specifications:

E-Flexer No. 12 (Not-yet named)
Length: 194.7 m
Draught: 6.5 m
Beam: 27.8 m
Capacity: 2,377 lane meters, of which 176 lane meters are intended for passenger cars, 1,400 persons on board.

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NB275 E-Flexer No 11 (top)+NB 278 E-Flexer No 12 (bottom) © Stena RoRo

NB275 E-Flexer No 11 (top)+NB 278 E-Flexer No 12 (bottom) © Stena RoRo

Illustration of SAINT-MALO © Brittany Ferries

Illustration of SAINT-MALO © Brittany Ferries

Sep 06 2022


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