Greek ferry services provider in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Attica Group, signed an agreement with roro specialist Stena RoRo for the long-term charter with purchase option of two e-flexer vessels, to be built by Stena RoRo at the CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard, in China.

The deal comes with a potential option for two additional vessels.

The two new vessels with an overall length of 240m, passenger capacity of 1,500 pax and 3,320 lane meters cargo decks per vessel for the transportation of private vehicles, trucks and trailers, are the largest RoPax vessels ever ordered by a Greek shipping company.

The new vessels are methanol-ready and carry a Battery notation, with engines that are designed to operate with three different fuel types.

The agreement provides for the construction by Stena RoRo of two vessels, on behalf of Attica Group, under a 10-year bareboat charter scheme, including a purchase option as from the end of the 5th year of hire period.

The vessels are expected to be delivered in April and August 2027 respectively.

Upon the delivery of the two newbuilds, Attica Group plans to proceed with a fleet redeployment, which will allow the company to further reduce its environmental footprint through the retirement of older vessels, and the decrease of the average age of its fleet.

Per Westling, managing director of Stena RoRo AB, noted that these e-flexer vessels to Attica have been jointly designed and ordered as the most bespoke E-Flexers so far.

“The design is extremely versatile and the ships will, with their inherent flexibility of different fuels, battery hybrid operation and many other fuel saving features, play an important role in the green transition of the Attica Superfast Adriatic RoPax service,” Per Westling said characteristically.