Largest Aquastrada High Speed Ferry Under Construction at Rodriquez

Tuesday, January 16, 2001
Currently under construction at Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA's Pietra Ligure shipyard is a TMV 115 high-speed passenger and vehicle ferry for the Spanish ferry operator Balearia Eurolines Maritimes. The contract for this vessel was signed in January 2000 and delivery is expected in May 2001. Though very similar in size and capacity to the previous TMV 114 delivered to Spanish operator Armas Ocean Jet in April of this year, there are notable differences.

The reasons for these differences between the two vessels are due to owner preferences, including the choice of hull material. The additional truck lane meters of the TMV 115 have been obtained by using hoistable central and outboard car decks to allow for these taller vehicles. The car decks may be quickly hoisted upwards in a variety of configurations depending on loading requirements.

The maximum passenger and vehicle capacity of the TMV 115 is 210 cars and 884 passengers. Other details are outlined in the attached technical specification data sheet.

As with the majority of Rodriquez's Aquastrada Fast Ferries, TMV 115 will again incorporate a ride control system manufactured by Rodriquez Marine Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA. Based on almost five decades manufacturing foil systems, Rodriquez Marine Systems has a vast experience in the design and engineering of foil-based stabilization system.

Therefore, the TMV 115 includes T-Foils both fore and aft as well as four lateral fins for roll control. In addition, active Interceptor tabs are mounted on the transom with the added benefit of reducing roll and creating a hydrodynamic wedge thereby reducing resistance and increasing vessel speed. The entire system is centrally controlled by a single system that is optimized to provide the maximum passenger comfort under the most demanding sea conditions. A further benefit of the Rodriquez Marine System SMS (Seaworthy Management System) ride control system is the incorporation of small rudders into the T-Foil's vertical struts to provide directional control at full speed thereby maintaining maximum forward thrust from the waterjets. In addition to the ride control system for the TMV 115, Rodriquez Marine Systems is also supplying: Central vessel alarm and monitoring system; Start / stop / alarm / monitoring system for the propulsion equipment; Bow thrusters (tunnel and retractable type) and Hydraulic systems for all car decks and ramps.

Rodriquez is presently constructing 30 82 ft. (25-m) patrol boats for the Italian Coast Guard and a 213 ft. (65-m) yacht for a U.S.-based owner.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

ITIC Measures against Ebola

The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has issued the following general advice related to the outbreak of Ebola. Vessels that have recently

ClassNK's Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it has released Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems. These guidelines cover class safety requirements

China, Vietnam Pledge Maritime Cooperation

China and Vietnam have agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes, state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China

Shipbuilding

New Standard for LNG Cargo Containment Systems

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) said it has successfully completing the gas trial for the first LNG carrier built to a Boil Off Rate (BOR) of 0.08% per day.

Messer to Debut MetalMaster Xcel

Messer Cutting Systems said it has answered the call from manufacturers that have been demanding a faster, more accurate way of producing cut parts. Messer’s

Rolls-Royce Expands in the Canary Islands

Rolls-Royce announced it has signed a cooperation agreement with the Astican Shipyard in Las Palmas, Canary Islands that it said will enhance the service capabilities

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2653 sec (4 req/sec)