Knud E. Hansen A/S Behind New Double End Ferry

Press Release
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Danish Naval Architecture Firm Knud E. Hansen A/S behind the Basic Design of new Double end ferry delivered by Hvide Sande Skibs- og Baadbyggeri.

Hvide Sande Skibs- & Baadbyggeri delivered a 50m ferry to Swedish domestic ferry company Ven-Trafiken. The vessels, which name is Uraniborg, will be operating between Landskrona in Sweden and the Swedish island Hven in the Øresund.

Knud E. Hansen A/S has been responsible for the Basic Design of the new vessels for the Danish shipyard Hvide Sande Skibe- & Baadbyggeri, including: Class drawings, general design of hull, stability and outfitting, machinery systems arrangement and other documentation.

Vessel Description

The vessel has been designed as a double-end passenger ferry and will be carrying trucks, cars and bicycles. Main deck is arranged for easy access for pedestrians and bicycles, and the vessel can carry up to 394 passengers and up to 14 cars or 2 trailers and 7 cars.

The vessel has also two engine rooms, one located in each end. The two high efficiency azimuth thrusters, one at each end of the vessel, have contra rotating double screw fixed pitch propeller directly driven by a high speed diesel engine. The Vessel has therefore excellent maneuverability for easy maneuvering in and out of port.

Main Dimensions

  • Length, overall          49.95     m
  • Length, between perpendiculars    45.77     m
  • Breadth, moulded    12.00     m
  • Depth, moulded    4.40     m
  • Design draught, moulded    2,85     m
  • Deadweight at design draught    160      t
  • Passangers     394
  • Speed    11.5    knots


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