BREAKING NEWS | Attica Group invests in green transition and fleet renewal

June 28, 2024

Agreement with Stena RoRo for the long-term charter with purchase option of 2 new vessels and a potential option for 2 additional vessels

  • Agreement with Stena RoRo for the long-term charter with purchase option of 2 new E-Flexer vessels, plus an option for 2 additional vessels.
  • Vessels to be built at CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard, China
  • Largest RoPax vessels ever ordered by a Greek shipping company.
  • Specifications: 240m length, 1,500 passenger capacity, 3,320 lane metres cargo decks (approx. 200 freight units per vessel).
  • Vessels are Methanol ready, with engines capable of operating on 3 different fuel types and equipped with state-of-the-art technology to optimise fuel consumption.
  • Expected to reduce the Group’s GHG emissions per transport work by 60% compared to existing vessels.
  • Agreement includes a 10-year bareboat charter scheme with a purchase option after the 5th year.
  • Delivery scheduled for April and August 2027.
  • Fleet redeployment to follow, reducing the environmental footprint by retiring older vessels.
  • Innovative design collaboration between Stena RoRo and Attica’s shipbuilding teams based on the successful E-Flexer model.
  • CEO Panos Dikaios highlights Attica Group’s 3-decade innovation history and the new agreement’s role in setting industry standards, reducing environmental footprint, and enhancing travel experience.
  • Per Westling, Managing Director of Stena RoRo, emphasises the bespoke E-Flexer vessels’ versatility, fuel flexibility, and importance in Attica’s green transition.

Green features

  • Installation of battery pack for storage and use of electric energy in order to reduce the operation of diesel generators.
  • Installation of solar panels for the production of renewable electrical energy.
  • Installation of OPS – electrical power supply from shore during the ships stay in ports to avoid the use of diesel generators and the alleviation of harmful emissions and noise.
  • Lighting of the ships with new technology LED to reduce the required energy.
  • Rudder bulb designed and constructed to fit the ship’s propellers for optimizing hydrodynamic efficiency.
  • Hull form design for optimum hydrodynamic efficiency.
  • Intelligent clima control system for optimum energy consumption.
  • Hybrid scrubbers for reducing SOx emissions.
  • Silicon paints of underwater hull for reducing resistance and fuel consumption.
  • New generation main engines, tri-fuel including methanol for reducing CO2

Other features:

  • Design of bow and stern ramps (drive through concept) to avoid maneuvering of heavy vehicles and allow faster loading/unloading from two decks simultaneously.