BOTNIA ENABLER, the world’s largest ice-rated multi-fuel ConRo vessel, has now been delivered to its owner Wallenius SOL.
“We’re incredibly pleased and proud to welcome Botnia Enabler to our fleet. She’s been eagerly awaited by us and our customers,” says Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director, WALLENIUS SOL.
The ship has a length of 242 metres, a beam of 35.2 metres and the highest Finnish-Swedish ice class to cope with the harsh winter conditions in the Gulf of Bothnia.
The ship will be loading cargo in two Chinese ports before the she heads home to Europe and the Gulf of Bothnia. According to calculations, Botnia Enabler will call at its first European port, Antwerp, at the end of June. The ship will then enter regular traffic on her Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kokkola-Skellefteå-Oulu-Kemi-Travemünde route.
The container carrying capacity on the route will increase by almost 300% and roro capacity will increase by almost 100%.
BOTNIA ENABLER is significantly more energy efficient per transported unit than older vessels, and according to IVL’s calculations, she will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 63%, but also NOx (96%), SOx (99%) and particulates (99%).
Her sister ship, BALTIC ENABLER, is scheduled for delivery later this summer.
Ice class: 1A Super
Type of vessel: ConRo
LOA: 242 m
Dead weight: 27,000 tonnes
Cargo capacity 5,800 lane metres
Maximum speed: 20 knots
Engines: Multi-fuel (LNG, LBG, diesel and synthetic diesel)