IZAR Delivers For Stena
Stena Line announced that its brand new ferry Stena Hollandica entered service in the Hook of Holland-Harwich route. In October 2000 Stena Line had already introduced her sister ship Stena Britannica. According to the shipowning company, the Stena Britannica has already proved its value on this Hook of Holland-Harwich route. The Stena Hollandica was built at the IZAR Puerto Real yard, as well as the Stena Britannica and the first and second in series, Finneagle and Finnclipper, operated by the Finnish owner Finnlines. In the last three years, IZAR Puerto Real has delivered seven RoRo and passenger ferry vessels, totaling an output over 225.000 gt. The yard has become the world's number one builder of RoRo and passenger ferries. IZAR Puerto Real intends to keep its place in the premier league of the RoRo and passenger ferry builders. As part of its involvement in this market. IZAR Puerto Real will cooperate with Stena Line in developing RoPax and train ferry projects Stena Hollandica, Stena Britannica, Finneagle and Finnclipper are sister vessels based on the Seapacer design developed by Stena. According to Pim de Lange, Stena route director for the Hook of Holland-Harwich service, the two new ships are offering improved frequency and reliability. With a 22 knot cruising speed, the crossing time between the Continent and the U.K. is reduced to six hours. To improve the traffic flow even further, the vessel offers both bow and stern ramps for quicker loading and unloading. Significantly, the ships also offer 452-passenger capacity with 192 cabins.