RET and Damen have signed a contract for a Damen Fast Ferry 3007.
The above acquisition by RET is the result of having been awarded the new ferry service in the Port of Rotterdam, between Hoek van Holland, Maeslantkering and Europoort/ Maasvlakte. This service will commence on 1st March, 2008 and is destined to carry commuters, and other interested passengers, together with their bicycles, across the busy Nieuwe Waterweg.
The low wash all-aluminum vessel will be equipped with two Caterpillar C12 engines, propeller driven to reach a speed of 22 knots.
A total number of 130 passengers can be transported, including 30 bicycles.
The building will take place at Damenâ€™s yard in Singapore and the delivery ex-yard is scheduled for end of May 2008.