Astilleros Españoles To Construct Innovative Ferry For Transmediterranea

Thursday, August 05, 1999
Astilleros Españoles was chosen as the builder of a new RoRo cargo and passenger fast ferry, by Transmediterranea, Spain's largest shipowner. Intended for deployment by Transmediterranea on the routes running between mainland Spain and the Balearic and Canary Islands, the vessel will be the epitome of the latest safety conditions. Technical solutions applied onboard will enable the ferry to operate at high speeds with a large capacity, while instilling passenger comfort. Top travel speeds of 23.5 knots on the engines' continuous service rating, allow the vessel to hold the title of the fastest and the most powerful in Transmediterranea's fleet. In order to maintain this high speed, propulsion power will be supplied by four 7,240 kW diesel engines rated at 500 rpm, with enhanced maneuverability by two 1,000 kW thrusters. Measuring 564 ft. (172m) in overall length, with a breadth of 82 ft. (25 m) and depth measuring 20 ft. (6.2 m), the 5,000-dwt RoRo can accommodate 1,000 passengers. Freight capacity consists of 1,800 lane meters, with a rolling cargo area comprised of three decks. Additionally, the vessel will house a special area for hazardous cargo and will include features such as restaurants, shops, swimming pools and fully air-conditioned accommodation areas. Keeping passenger safety and comfort in mind, large fin stabilizers and an active anti-heeling system have been specified, and are noted as an intricate feature of the ship's design, thus satisfying all the latest safety regulations. The vessel will be constructed at Astilleros' Puerto Real facilities in Cadiz, southern Spain, which in the past 18 months has recorded the delivery of vessels such as the Skane, the world's largest multi-purpose RoRo and train ferry.
Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

TEN Charters Tanker at 20% Premium

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited announces two-year charter renewal at a 20 percent premium to prior contract reflecting strong tanker market fundamental, oil price

Japanese Sub Pitch puts off Australian Firms

Japan had been seen as frontrunner for Australian submarine deal, but Australian defence firms unhappy after talks with Japan. A Japanese consortium eyeing a A$50 billion ($35.

Traders Scramble for Caribbean Crude Storage

Demand for crude storage in the Caribbean, one of the world's most important oil hubs, is rising as producers and traders try to ride out the worst price crash

Legal

Oil Exports Could Push US Gasoline Prices Lower

The price of U.S. gasoline could fall if Washington were to allow crude oil exports, an independent government report on Tuesday concluded, adding political firepower

Japanese Sub Pitch puts off Australian Firms

Japan had been seen as frontrunner for Australian submarine deal, but Australian defence firms unhappy after talks with Japan. A Japanese consortium eyeing a A$50 billion ($35.

Liam Means Business for Shipping Cluster

Enterprising student Liam Finch has been putting his summer days to good use by working on an important survey for the Isle of Man Shipping Association (IOMSA).

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.2783 sec (4 req/sec)