Fassmer Shipyard has been commissioned to design and build the new dual-fuelled Heligoland ferry for Cassen Eils – the first new building under the German flag – equipped with environmentally friendly LNG propulsion that will enable conformity to forthcoming emission control regulations.
The nearly 80-meter-long vessel builds on proven features of Helgoland ships operated by Cassen Eils GmbH, and will have a speed of 20 knots. The propulsion system will be based on dual fuel technology with LNG the primary fuel for main and auxiliary engines, but with the ability to switch to conventional marine diesel if required.
The vessel is to be fitted with a 'Seekomfort' dynamic stabilizer system, and construction is to cruise ship standards with an open atrium and a glass lift giving access to several decks.
The new ferry will provide space for cargo as well as luggage with the necessary equipment to transport refrigerated containers.