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.