STX Europe Delivers Passenger Ferry for Brittany Ferries

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Car-passenger ferry Armorique was delivered on Jan. 26 from STX Europe's Helsinki yard in Finland to the French operator Brittany Ferries. The vessel is worth approximately 110 million euro and has given some 700 manyears of work for the yard.

The new type of ferry has been developed by STX Europe in close cooperation with Brittany Ferries. She will be particularly fuel efficient as well as environmentally-friendly by keeping CO2 emissions to a minimum.
 
The vessel is designed to carry passengers, cars and road cargo vehicles between France and the United Kingdom. Named after the national park in Brittany, it has been designed specifically for use between Plymouth and Roscoff.
 
"STX Europe is proud to have built this state-of-the-art ferry incorporating the very latest environmental technology for Brittany Ferries", said Martin Landtman, President of STX Finland Cruise Oy. "We are the market leader in the world ferry market, and in all our new vessels we have special focus on ecological alternatives and energy economy" Landtman continued.

The 552 ft long and 88 ft wide vessel has an operating speed of 23 knots and top speed of 25 knots. The two-deck loading and discharge allows for fast turnaround times in ports. There will be 980 lane meters of vehicle space, i.e. for 470 cars or some 60 trucks.
 
With 1,500 passenger capacity, Armorique features a large shopping area, dedicated areas for teenagers, a cinema, and a variety of bars, restaurants and lounges. There are reclining seats for day passengers. A total of 248 cabins will provide overnight accommodation for a maximum of 780 passengers, including a small number of suites.
 
The hull of the vessel is identical to that of the Cotentin delivered from STX Europe in Helsinki last year. The only difference in the vessels' appearance is that Armorique has a much larger upper deck passenger area.
 
Brittany Ferries is an old customer to the STX Europe yards. In addition to the two above mentioned, the car-passenger ferries MS Normandie and MS Barfleur were delivered to their fleet in 1992 from the Turku and Helsinki yards of STX Europe.

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

Vessels

Hamburg Süd Christens Containership in S. Korea

Hamburg Süd yesterday celebrated the christening of its new containership San Christobal with customers and business partners at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the

British WWl Warship Refurbishment Project

Northern Ireland Office Minister, Dr Andrew Murrison MP, visited the historic HMS Caroline in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter as restoration grants are received, informs the UK Government.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.3507 sec (3 req/sec)