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FSG starts construction of RoRo vessel with LNG propulsion for SeaRoad

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Tony Johnson (left), Technical Marine Manager of Australian shipping company SeaRoad, and FSG CEO Philipp Maracke at the first steel cut of the RoRo vessel with environmentally friendly LNG propulsion in Flensburg. (Photo: FSG)

First steel cut for Australia: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft starts construction of RoRo vessel with LNG propulsion for SeaRoad

In the fresh spirit of spring, the first steel cut of the RoRo vessel for SeaRoad took place at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft on 20 May. FSG CEO Philipp Maracke and Tony Johnson, Technical Marine Manager of the Australian shipping company, jointly pushed the button to start the laser cutting machine. The first sheet of steel belonged to module H23 from section 71, the future living quarters for the ship’s crew in the deckhouse.

The contracted RoRo vessel with a length of 210 metres and a width of 29.30 metres is scheduled for delivery to SeaRoad in the fourth quarter of 2023. It will have 3,722 lane metres available for the carriage of trailers / freight units, plus capacity for 101 cars (= 4,227 lane metres in total). A special requirement for the vessel is the capability to transport heavy cargo with a unit weight of up to 100 tonnes. The order is worth more than 100 million euros. The funding partner for the project is the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

The new RoRo vessel will operate on Bass Strait between Devonport, on the island of Tasmania, and Melbourne, Victoria on mainland Australia.  

Flensburg / Devonport, 27 May 2022

Technical data of the RoRo vessel newbuilding 784 for SeaRoad:

Length: 210 metres

Width: 29.30 metres

Gross registered tonnage: 43,100

Power main engines: 2 x 10,300 kilowatts

Deadweight: 11,970 tonnes

Speed: 22.50 knots

Cabins: 25 (27 berths)

Cargo capacity: 3,722 lane metres plus capacity for 101 cars (= 4,227 lane metres in total)

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