Austal Philippines has delivered the 115 by 30.5 m high-speed catamaran, which should call Rønne after around 25 days.
Once in the Baltic, Molslinjen's brand-new LNG-capable, 37 knots of operating speed ferry will start sailing between Rønne and Ystad, flying the livery of Bornholmslinjen and offering room for 1,610 passengers and 617 lane metres for freight.
Austal Australia designed Express 5, following its development of the 2019-delivered Express 4.
"Express 5 is the largest vessel, by volume, that Austal has ever constructed, and to deliver this new high-speed ferry despite the impact of the COVID pandemic over 2020-2022, and Super Typhoon Rai in 2021, is simply outstanding," Paddy Gregg, Austal's CEO, underlined.
He furthered, "Despite the challenges faced, the Austal Philippines team has delivered the most impressive vessel ever to join the Molslinjen fleet. The high-speed ferry performed exceptionally well during sea trials and will soon provide a class-leading service to Bornholm in Denmark."
Photo: Austal Philippines