Deltamarin has signed a design contract with China Merchants Jinling shipyard (Weihai) for the complete basic and detail design of a new ro-pax vessel, the 13th in Stena RoRo’s E-Flexer series and the first destined for the Mediterranean region.
Corsica Linea will charter the vessel for operation on Marseille – Corsica route from Stena RoRo, with a purchase option. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for the first quarter of 2026. The design is based on Stena-RoRo’s proven E-Flexer concept, where each of the vessels are technically and commercially adapted to customer needs. The Corsica Linea vessel will have capacity for 1000 passengers and 2500 lane metres of ro-ro cargo.
Sustainability is one of the fundamental design principles, hence the vessels can meet the environmental requirements by a wide margin. Cornerstones of the vessel’s performance are its optimised design of the hull, propellers and rudders. It will be equipped with LNG dual-fuel engines, which allows future transition to both liquid and gaseous bio/e-fuels. Designed with the ‘Battery power’ classification society notation, the vessel is also primed to utilise batteries for propulsion in the future.
Deltamarin says its strong involvement in the E-Flexer series highlights a longstanding partnership with Stena RoRo, further affirmed by this design contract. Engineering of the Corsica Linea vessel is starting immediately at Deltamarin Finland and most of the work will be carried out during 2024.
Image: Corsica Linea E-Flexer ro-ro (credit: Deltamarin/Peter Mild)