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Stena ferries converted

One of the world's biggest ferry operator, for years a valuable Client for Remontowa SA, had decided to move its operations between Northern Ireland and Scotland to a new route - Belfast to Cairnryan. It involved the introduction of two new vessels Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII (chartered from Tallink), which have undergone an extensive modifications and refit at Remontowa SA. At the turn of first and second decade of October and November two ferries left Remontowa SA, after completion of extensive refit, repair and upgrading.



Superfast VII and Superfast VIII in Tallink livery arrived to Remontowa SA together late August. Some significant modifications and refurbishing of the passenger spaces were carried out during refit in Gdansk. Also car decks have been modified and all necessary changes or upgrades to general ship's systems performed. Tallink livery has been replaced, so the ships left Polish yard rebranded to Stena Line standards with new "wavy" design on their sides. After refit and modifications the two sister vessels each carry 1,200 passengers, 660 cars or 120 trucks.
The project mentioned above, was anteceded by another significant upgrade of Stena ferries in 2011. In course of large investments Stena Line has recently made on strategically important routes, extensive conversions of ferries have been contracted to leading European yards. The very modern Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica have been transferred to the Gothenburg-Kiel route, where they have replaced the existing vessels that had so far serviced Sweden-Germany service. The two ships mentioned above, ranking high among the world's largest ferries (at 44,327 gt, 240 m in length), were brought for upgrading to Gdansk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa SA.
The range of upgrade was quite extensive. The new part of superstructure (new deck) has been installed, which has extended the passenger spaces with both cabins and public spaces. Existing passenger spaces have been refurbished and rearranged on both vessels. Also cargo space has been rearranged with new ro-ro and cargo access equipment installed. The conversion work performed at Remontowa SA has ensured that the vessels (now known as Stena Scandinavica and Stena Germanica III) are best suited to their new trading route.


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