Wuhu Shipyard launches LNG-fueled RoLo newbuild for Bore
Finnish shipping company, member of the Spliethoff Group, Bore, recently witnessed the launch of its second RoLo vessel at the Wuhu Shipyard in China. The Bore Wave is the second in a series of three LNG-fueled vessels RoLo vessels on order at the Chinese yard.
The new RoLo vessels will serve under a long-term charter agreement with UPM. The vessels are being built for sustainable sea transportation of UPM’s paper products in Europe, combining best features from pure RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) with LoLo (Lift-on Lift-off) transportation concepts.
The new design of the RoLo vessels will meet the flexible cargo transportation requirements of forest products in different forms. Also, these vessels can take RoRo cargo, be suitable for container transport, be loaded with both high & heavy as well as project cargo thanks to excellent deck strength, but also bulk cargo can be transported using a hydraulic bulk head.
Designed by Conoship International, in cooperation with Bore, the 120 metre, 7,000-dwt vessels will have a speed of around 15 knots and will be ice-class Swedish/Finnish 1A. Bore expects the delivery of the first two newbuilds, Bore Way and Bore Wave, in the early stages of 2022. The vessels will bring Bore’s operated fleet to 11 units, once delivered.