New LNG-powered RoRo Vessels for Wallenius-SOL Designed by KNUD E

First Mega RoRo Vessels to Run on LNG

Knud E. Hansen has designed the first generation of LNG-powered ultra-large RoRo vessels for the newly-established Swedish company Wallenius-SOL. They are to be the first Mega RoRo vessels in the world powered by LNG-fuelled engines.

Up to four vessels have been ordered at Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd., China.

Largest in the Class

The 1A Super ice-classed vessels will have a length of about 242 m and a deadweight capacity of approximately 27,000 t making them largest in the class. Because the vessels will be powered by LNG-fuelled engines, their total emissions and carbon footprint will be reduced. 

Shore Power and LNG

During port calls the vessels will run on green electricity from shore connections or LNG. Together with other environmentally friendly initiatives the vessels will not only be among the largest in the world, they will also be among the industry leaders of green RoRo vessels.

Ship Details

  • Capacity: 5800 lm
  • Length: 242 m
  • Beam: 35.2 m
  • Speed: 20 kn

Fourth Series of Ultra-large RoRo Vessels

The Danish ship designers will provide the engineering package for the construction and approval by classification and flag state authorities. This is the fourth series of ultra-large RoRo vessels designed by Knud E. Hansen since 2016, resulting in more than twenty of these vessels being built in the coming years. This fourth series has been adjusted to meet the design criteria and operational requirements of Wallenius-SOL.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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