Sweden’s Stena RoRo is boosting its orderbook for its E-Flexer ropax series being built at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Jinling Weihai) by another three vessels.

The company has declared an option for an ice-class, dual-fuel ropax vessel at the yard to be delivered in 2024 against a charter to Marine Atlantic of Canada, and two more options are set to be declared on the back of a two-ship charter deal announced by French ropax operator Brittany Ferries on Wednesday.

The vessel just ordered for Marine Atlantic is the tenth in the ropax tonnage providers' popular E-Flexer series to be ordered at the Chinese yard, and has been ordered against a five-year charter contract that includes a purchase option at the end.