Aker Yards to Build Ferries for P&O
Aker Yards and P&O Ferries have signed a contract for building two car-passenger ferries for the Dover-Calais service. The total contract price for both vessels is approximately EUR 360 million. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2010 and 2011 respectively. The contract includes options on a further two vessels of the samedesign.The vessels will be built in Aker Yards, Rauma.
Becoming the largest ferry in the means a 49,000 GT vessel with the length of 210 metres and having 2,700 lane metres of vehicle space. There will be space for more than 180 freight vehicles and additionally for up to 195 tourist vehicles. The vessels will be capable of carrying up to 2,000 passengers.