Deltamarin will carry out basic and detail design for the 13th vessel in Stena RoRo’s E-Flexer series, after the marine design and engineering firm signed a contract with shipbuilder China Merchants Jinling shipyard.
French ferry operator Corsica Linea is set to charter the vessel from Stena RoRo for operation on its Marseille-Corsica route, with a purchase option. The design will be adapted to the operator’s specific needs, with a capacity for 1,000 passengers and 2,500 lane metres of cargo.
The ferry will be equipped with LNG dual fuel engines, allowing it to transition to liquid and gaseous biofuels when viable. The vessel will also be designed to allow batteries to be used for propulsion in the future.
Engineering of the vessel will now start at Deltamarin’s headquarters in Finland, with delivery of the vessel scheduled for the first quarter of 2026.