Chinese shipbuilder CIMC Raffles has signed an EPC contract with Wallenius for 2 + 2 + 2 Next Generation Low Emission 6,500CEU PCC vessels through Teams Meeting online.
Wang Jianzhong, CEO and President of CIMC Raffles and Kleberg Jonas, Chairman and CEO of Soya Group and Wallenius Lines signed on behalf of both companies witnessed by the respective management and project teams. This is the second time both companies are cooperating after previous good cooperation., This enhances the market position in the international RoRo/PCTC segment for CIMC Raffles.
The vessel concept was developed by Danish Naval Architect Knud E Hansen who will continue with the basic design by cooperating with joint force from CIMC Offshore Engineering Institute (OEI). The detailed engineering and shop engineering will be executed by CIMC Raffles OEI while the production of the vessels will be performed in the CIMC Raffles Longkou shipyard in Yantai, China.
The vessels will be Swedish flagged, 200m long, 37m wide with 6,500 CEU and 19 knots speed, equipped with one Type C LNG tank and related fuel gas supply system.
Today is a big day for Wallenius as we confirmed our Next Generation Low Emission Car Carriers. Wallenius is always committed to work with a premium and long-term partner, and we believe CIMC Raffles is our optimal selection. For now, we are also continuously working to develop innovative ship design concept and logistic solutions together with our partners to lead industry and maintain our strong market position.” Said Jonas.
Wang Jianzhong highlighted “Global emission cut and low carbon trend are the new requirement of the clean energy industry. We see that Wallenius is pretty forward-looking by making good use of LNG fuel at the right time with pioneering and innovative green shipping. The strategic vision and sense of social responsibility are admirable. We, CIMC Raffles, are also strong Practitioner with the commitment to design and build various advanced clean energy facilities. We have invested in the world’s most advanced Laser plus Arc welding production line with proven RoRo vessels’ application and delivery as RoRo/PCTC vessel is one of key business segments. We intend to work with Wallenius together continuously as their long-term premier engineering and construction base in China, and look froward to being part of the joint force of the global Low Emission and Green Shipping initiative.”