Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey will undergo lengthening, by 36 metres, in the Turkish Sedef shipyard in Tuzla, after which they'll be employed across the Nynäshamn-Ventspils service.
Stena Lagan is already in Turkey, while Stena Mersey continues to sail on the Belfast-Liverpool route. Once jumboized, the former will start operating in the Baltic next spring; the latter will follow suit in the summer of 2021.
After lengthening, the two will be 222 m-long, offering, according to the shipping line, some 30% freight capacity (2,875 lane metres, plus a separate car deck) than previously. Each of the ferries will be able to take on-board up to 970 passengers, too.
The Nynäshamn-Ventspils route is at the moment served by Scottish Viking (2,300 lm/800 pax) and Stena Flavia (2,255 lm/800 pax).
Photo: Gemi Kaydrma/Sedef Shipyard