The contract for the design of a 1,200 passenger vessel was signed between Sener and Posco Plantec (part of the South Korean group POSCO Family) in Madrid on June 13, 2013. The vessel is to be build and designed for the following operational areas: Northern Mozambique, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombasa.
The scope of the project to be developed by Sener includes conceptual and classification engineering and the 3D model to extract the production information, and is going to be developed with the 3D CAD system Foran, developed by Sener. The design belongs to a specialty well known by Sener due to the recent references of passengers and Ro-Ro vessels.
Among the most important requirements of the ferry, which will have an overall length of 90 meters, highlights its passenger capacity, divided in economy, first and VIP classes. The ship will have a garage for cargo and vehicles, with access through one stern ramp for cars and trucks and two side ramps for cargo. The speed on trials will be 16 knots at the design draft of 3.35m. It will have a crew of 32 people.
This project is Sener's first marine engineering contract in South Korea.