CLdN’s Supersized Ro-Ro’s: A Success Story, And LNG-Ready

CLdN’s super 8,000 lane meter ro-ro CELINE is now more than one year in operation.

DNV GL has published a review. No time to read? Here are some bullet points:

  • Larger vessels bring down the unit price.
  • Bigger vessels work better on long hauls.
  • Transfer the best of deep-sea technology to ro-ro, with new developments in thrusters, rudders and engines.
  • Very maneuverable, in spite of their very large dimensions.
  • Learning to operate two-stroke engines rather than the four-stroke units typical for the rest of the fleet
  • Moving from low to medium voltage.
  • Operating shaft generators at variable rotational speeds with frequency converters, rather than constant-speed engines.
  • Operations with larger volumes and more decks.
  • Ready for conversion to LNG when the time is right. “It’s not a case of ‘whether’, but rather of ‘when’.