In China, construction has started at the Jinling Shipyard on the first of the Grimaldi Group’s new hybrid roll-on, roll-off cargo ships, which will be delivered in 2020.
A total of 12 vessels of the Italian line’s Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class are to be built. In charge of the design is the Danish marine consultants Knud E Hansen.
The GG5G ships will be of 64,000gt and will be 238m long with a beam of 34m. Each will have a lane length of 7,800m for rolling units.
The ships will use traditional fossil fuels during operation and battery power when in port. The power and the hybrid systems will be delivered by Kongsberg Maritime, while the steering gear and the propulsion and manoeuvering systems will be supplied by Rolls-Royce.