Great updates on the Aurora class newbuild project

Our Chief Operating Officer, Sebjørn Dahl in China
DATE 20.06.2023

The construction of our Aurora class vessels is progressing ahead of schedule, and we're happy to announce that the first vessel is set to be delivered as early as July next year, 2024.

Our Chief Operating Officer, Sebjørn Dahl, recently returned from a visit to China Merchants Heavy Industry, our esteemed partners on the Aurora newbuild project.

During his visit, he closely monitored the building process and returned to Norway with fantastic news.

"We are two months ahead of schedule, and I couldn't be happier with the exceptional work being done by China Merchants Heavy Industry. The entire operation is truly inspiring," shared Sebjørn Dahl.

In addition, the delivery of the second Aurora vessel is also anticipated to be ahead of schedule. If everything proceeds according to plan, we can expect its arrival in September next year.

To date, a remarkable 182 steel blocks have been produced for the Auroras, with the first two recently undergoing sandblasting and painting.

The Aurora class represents not only the future of our business but also the future of the industry. These state-of-the-art Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels have been designed to accommodate up to 9,100 cars and are multi-fuel and zero carbon ready.

What sets them apart is their pioneering ability to operate on zero carbon ammonia, a first within the PCTC segment.

We were already eagerly anticipating the coming year, but with this remarkable progress, our excitement has reached new heights!

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