Putting the E in efficiency with our new E-flexers
Three of our five new E-flexer vessels have now arrived: Stena Estrid, Stena Embla and Stena Edda. While they are brand-new vessels, they celebrate our Swedish heritage. The E names both mark their place in the E-flexer family, and take their origins from Norse mythology. Embla, for example, was the first female created by the gods, while Estrid means divinely beautiful.
“Designed for maximum efficiency, the three E-flexers include several emission-reducing technologies”
A streamlined hull with a unique shape that allows them to glide easily through the water.
Faster loading and offloading, which means less time in port and more time at sea to complete their journey, reducing the need to use more fuel for acceleration.
New propellers that use fixed-propulsion power; this keeps vessels at the right speed on less power. On top of that, one propeller is feathered to minimise resistance in the water.
Two engines instead of four, with an ability to run on just one propeller and engine, meaning lower fuel consumption.
Environmentally friendly anti-fouling paints that safely repel organisms like barnacles from ship hulls to help them run more efficiently. 10% barnacle coverage needs 36% extra power to keep the same speed. So keeping our vessels free of barnacles really can have an impact on our emissions.