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The New TT-Line Ferries Will Be Built in Finland instead of Germany

From ‘down under’ Ferry Shipping News received the information that the contract between Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. (FSG) and TT-Line Tasmania has been cancelled.

Two ferries had been ordered for Tasmania’s Bass Strait. However, several projects at FSG are delayed, such as Irish Ferries’ and Brittany Ferries’ new ropax units.

Now FSG and TT-Line mutually agreed to cancel the contract.

TT-Line signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rauma Marine Constructions in Finland. The new delivery dates are 2022/2023.

The Tasmanian minister of transport said that “the majority of the work undertaken to date on the new vessels by TT-Line and their expert consultants is transferrable and can be utilised in the detailed design phase and contract negotiations with the new shipbuilder.”

In 2019, the Global investment company Tennor Holding B.V. became the sole owner of the German shipyard FSG after the acquisition of all remaining shares in FSG from the former owners, Siem Europe Sarl.

FSG Launches RoRo Ferry

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Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. has seen the christening and launch of a new 4,076 lane meter roro ferry in Flensburg on 29 October.

It is the eighth roro vessel ordered by Norwegian shipping company SIEM Europe.

The ship was named LIEKUT, which means “straight ahead” in the local dialect of Lower German. The sistership LEEVSTEN, was delivered 30 August, but is still at anchor in the Flensburg Fjord.

TT-Line Confirms The Order For Two Ferries To Be Built In Flensburg

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TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG have signed an agreement for the construction of two new ships to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels. A letter of intent had already been signed in January and now the building can go ahead.
The ships will cost EUR 219 million per unit.
Construction will start soon, since the ferries are needed for the 2021 season on the Bass Strait.
The ferries will be LNG-powered.