A keel-laying ceremony has been held for the second of four E-Flexer-class Ro-Pax ferries for Sweden’s Stena Line at China’s AVIC Weihai Shipyard.
The 214.5-metres vessel will be capable of accommodating 1,000 passengers in 175 cabins.
The 3,100-lane metre Ro-Pax vessel will have capacity for 120 cars.
She will be powered by two 12,600kW diesel engines with a planned operating speed of 22 knots.
Construction began on the first vessel in the line in February.
Scheduled for delivery in late 2019 or early 2020, the new Ro-Pax vessel will be deployed on the Belfast – Birkenhead route.