DFDS, Bygg nr. 18121009-18121012 ved Guangzhou Shipyard International Co., RoPax 4x "TBN"

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DFDS bestiller nye færger

To store ro/pax-færger til Østersøen er bestilt til levering i 2021

Det bliver Guangzhau Shipyard International, der skal levere de første nybyggede færger, udviklet til DFDS i mere end fire årtier. Den store danske færge- og shortsea-operatør meddeler således i dag i en selskabsmeddelelse, at der er indgået kontrakt med det kinesiske værft på to 4.500 lanemeter og 600 passagers store ro/pax-færger til levering i henholdsvis første og tredje kvartal 2021.

De to nybygninger skal ifølge selskabsmeddelelsen indsættes på DFDS’ Østersømarked i den del af rutenetværket, som enten forbinder Sverige eller Tyskland med Litauen. DFDS’ største ro/pax-rute på Østersøen er i dag mellem Kiel og Klaipeda.

- Denne investering afspejler vores tro på en fortsat stærk udvikling i den baltiske region. De nye skibe vil gøre det muligt for os at forbedre service-niveauet for alle vores kunder og samtidig gøre rutenetværket mere effektivt, også miljømæssigt, udtaler Niels Smedegaard, CEO i DFDS i forbindelse med kontraheringen.

Investering på 1,8 mia. kr.
Niels Smedegaard oplyste i sidste uge efter årsregnskabet til Søfart, at han forventede en beslutning om ro/pax-nybygninger i 2. kvartal – en beslutning, som altså nu er truffet.

DFDS meddeler endvidere, at investeringen i de to skibe udgør omkring 1,8 mia. kroner. Skibene bygges med scrubbere, som er den teknologi, DFDS har valgt til at opfylde svovlgrænsekravene i ECA-zonen, som også inkluderer Østersøen.
Sidste gang DFDS kontraherede en færgenybygning, udviklet specifikt til dem selv, var tilbage i 1975, hvor ’Dana Anglia’ blev bestilt til Englands-ruten ved Aalborg Værft.

FAKTA om de to nye ro/pax-færger
Længde o.a.: 230.00 m
Længde b.p.: 224.50 m
Bredde: 31.00 m
Passagerer: 600
Besætning: 62
Lanemeter: 4500
Servicefart: 23 knob
Passagerkahytter: 250
Passagersenge: 690
Besætningskahytter: 62
Bruttotonnage: 54,900
Stern ramps and internal ramps
Scrubber
EEDI compliant
Ice 1C

Kilde: Soefart.dk


Illustration: DFDS
 

Refvik

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BALTIC ROUTES TO BE STRENGTHENED BY INVESTMENT IN TWO NEW SHIPS

 30% freight capacity increase expected in Baltic route network
 Two new combined freight and passenger ships (ro-pax) ordered for delivery and deployment in 2021
 Investment of DKK 1.8bn - DKK 0.2bn for payment in 2018

The Baltic region is expected to continue to grow and prosper in the future. DFDS’ six ferry routes in the Baltic Sea combine people, businesses and nations across the region forming a vital part of the region’s infrastructure and transport solutions.

To improve our ability to support the growth of our freight customers and offer the best possible travel experience for passengers, two combined freight and passenger new buildings (ro-pax) have today been ordered for delivery in Q1 and Q3 2021 respectively.

"This investment reflects our commitment to and belief in a continued strong development in the Baltic region. The new ships will enable us to improve service levels for all our customers and improve the efficiency of the route network, also nvironmentally," says Niels Smedegaard, CEO.

The ships are designed to each carry 4,500 lane metres of freight and passenger vehicles as well as 600 passengers.

The two ships will be built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co, Ltd. at their Nansha Yard in China.

Both ships are planned to be deployed on one of the routes connecting Lithuania with either Sweden or Germany. The deployment in 2021 is planned to be a catalyst for a reallocation of ships in the Baltic route network ultimately increasing the network’s total freight capacity by around 30%.

The ships are built to the newest, environmental standard offering the lowest possible consumption and emissions. Scrubbers will also be installed on the ships.

Investment outlook increased for 2018
The investment in the two ships totals around DKK 1.8bn to be paid during the period from ordering to delivery in 2021. Around 10% is paid in connection with the ordering of the ships while more than half of the payment is due on delivery.

DFDS’ investment outlook for 2018 is increased to DKK 1.3bn from previously DKK 1.1bn following the new order.
 

Refvik

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Impressive hull numbers for this two, 18121009 and 18121010 for delivery March and September 2021 (+ standard China shipyard delays) :)
 

Refvik

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Looks like DFDS have ordered two more with hull no. 18121011 and 18121012 for delivery December 2021 and March 2022
 
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