The lengthened Finnsun left Remontowa SA
After less than two months of work, the Finnsun cargo ro-ro vessel belonging to Finnlines left Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA. This is already the fourth ship of this owner, to sail from this yard after extension by almost 30 metres.
The contract for the lengthening of the ro-ro vessel series was signed in March 31, 2017 and concerned four ships: Finntide, Finnwave, Finnsky and Finnsun with option for another two vessels. The company announced the „jumboisation” of further units: Finnbreeze and Finnsea in March 2018.
Let us recall that every ship undergoing lengthening, after cutting the hull in half length, receives a steel insert weighing some 1500 ton and measuring 29.5 m in length, 26.5 m in width and 23.5 m deep. Extending the ro-ro units by almost 30 metres significantly improves their energy efficiency and thus contributes to reducing emissions of environmentally harmful compounds.
Lengthening of the ships is also the owner’s response to the growing demand for transport capacity in the Baltic Sea. Modernized units, owing to the increased cargo area, can serve customers more effectively.
Due to an efficient process at the shipyard, the project is running smoothly and on schedule. The contract was signed in March 2017, the cutting ceremony took place on 19 May and the first steel section for an insert was laid on 29 June 2017. The first four vessels were successfully converted between November 2017 and May 2018. The lengthening of Finnbreeze and Finnsea will be carried out between September and December 2018.