Harland & Wolff to upgrade six Stena Line vessels

Harland & Wolff to upgrade six Stena Line vessels
Stena Line
Six vessels will dry dock at the Belfast shipyard throughout the summer

Stena Line is to make upgrades to six vessels from its Irish Sea fleet at Harland and Wolff’s shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland this summer in an order totalling £2.5 million (US$2.01 million).

Currently, Stena Europe is dry docked at the shipyard, with the final works project set to be completed on Superfast VIII at the end of September.

“Despite the dramatic impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our business, regular ship upgrades and maintenance works are a very important element in our ship management operation,” said Paul Grant, trade director for Stena Line. “Whilst Stena Line has already committed a significant investment to the Irish Sea by introducing two new ships – Stena Estrid and Stena Edda, with a third ship to follow for our Belfast-Liverpool service in early 2021 – it’s also important that we continue to improve, develop and invest in our existing fleet of vessels, which is exactly what this contract will do.”

Stena Line is the largest ferry operator on the Irish Sea, offering a total of 238 weekly sailing options between Britain and Ireland. The company also offers a direct service from Rosslare, Ireland to Cherbourg, France.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
03 July 2020

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