Jinling Shipyard has started construction of the first hybrid roll-on/roll-off
(RoRo) freighter for Italian shipping company Grimaldi Group.
marine consultancy Knud E. Hansen, which was in charge of designing the
vessels, confirmed the milestone without revealing the exact date of the start
total of 12 vessels in the class are scheduled to be built, with first delivery
expected in 2020.
to as the ‘Grimaldi Green 5th Generation’ (GG5G), the hybrid vessels will use traditional
fossil fuels during operation and battery power when in port.
RoRos measure 238 meters in length and have a beam of 34 meters. The 64,000-ton
ships will be capable of transporting over 7,800 lane meters of rolling units,
equivalent to approximately 500 trailers.
and hybrid systems for the ships will be delivered by
Kongsberg Maritime, while Steering gears and propulsion and maneuvering systems
will be supplied by
new-builds are part of Grimaldi’s fleet renewal, which will see the Italian
shipping company invest USD 1.5 billion in new
pure car & truck carrier vessels on order from China.