The subsequent ship to hitch Brittany Ferries’ fleet might be known as Salamanca.
Powered by cleaner liquefied pure gasoline (LNG), she took to the water for the first-time final week.
Salamanca’s launch ceremony happened on the CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China, the place she is beneath building.
She is the second of three E-Flexer class ships ordered by Brittany Ferries and can be part of sister-ship Galicia, when she enters service within the spring of 2022.
Fleet renewal is among the pillars of Brittany Ferries’ five-year restoration plan.
The funding in new ships was made effectively earlier than the pandemic started, however a trio of cleaner, extra environment friendly and cozy vessels will assist safe the corporate’s future guaranteeing the continuity of passenger and freight providers.
“Regardless of Brexit and Covid-19 which have price our firm a number of hundred million euros already, I’m resolved to stay on our path in direction of eco-responsibility and power transition,” mentioned Jean-Marc Roué, president of Brittany Ferries.
“It’s a formal dedication I’ve made – we are going to proceed, regardless of these crises, to scale back our carbon footprint, to maintain on bettering our fleet and to contribute to the event of the areas we serve.
“Salamanca is an efficient illustration of this.
“By renewing our fleet at the moment, we’re guaranteeing a return to development tomorrow and Brittany Ferries and our companions stay assured sooner or later.”
Galicia entered service in December.
Salamanca will be part of her in 2022 with Santoña following in 2023.
Each Salamanca and Santoña might be powered by LNG and can serve the corporate’s long-distance routes connecting the UK with Spain.
Every E-Flexer vessel guarantees a major discount in air high quality and greenhouse gasoline emissions.
They’re additionally smoother, quieter and profit from much less vibration with higher sea dealing with, to the advantage of passengers.