Wednesday, May 12, 2010

STENA HOLLANDICA

Stena Hollandica
Copyright: Stena Line
Today the port of Rotterdam will welcome the new superferry Stena Hollandica for the first time. The Stena Hollandica (and later this year the Stena Britannica) will be the largest Ropax vessels in the world with a length of 240 meters, width of 32 meters, a cargo capacity measuring 5,500 meters long and a passenger capacity of 1,200. The Stena Hollandica was built at Wadan Yards, Wismar, Germany with various energy saving features such as an optimised hull form and hull coating system, a common rail system for the main engine and a propulsion system fitted with a state-of-the-art route optimization system based on weather, currents, depth of water etc. Of course, the vessel has several bars, restaurants, a movie theatre and shops.

The Stena Hollandica will arrive later tonight at Hoek van Holland after finishing trials at the new ramp at the terminal in Harwich. The vessel will move to Damen Shipyards tomorrow for the last works, familiarisation of the crew and stores. On Sunday 16 may the vessel will make her maiden voyage to Harwich. The vessel will be christened on June 8th by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet.

Click here for the current position of the new Stena Hollandica

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