A new high capacity 212m RoPax ferry will incorporate a service speed of 23 knots and the ability to operate close to optimum engine load, even at slow speeds.
Knud E. Hansen’s vessel design features two propulsion engines with a combined power of approximately 25.6MW, fuelled by marine diesel oil (MDO). For the hotel load two gensets, each abt. 1500kW are provided.
There are also two tunnel thrusters, each abt. 1500kW, located at the bow, which, combined with the twin-screw arrangement gives a high degree of maneuverability. There is also a large battery bank to power the vessel while dockside, allowing for zero emissions in port.
The vessel accommodates up to 700 passengers and 390 cars, plus 2955 lane metres for trucks and trailers. The layout and access arrangements makes it an ideal choice for the Mediterranean market although it is also well suited for a variety of locations and operating conditions worldwide.
The vessel features two car decks below the main deck, and two trailer decks above the main deck. The lower decks are accessed via fixed ramps.
The main deck gives priority to trucks, which can be easily loaded via an extra-wide stern ramp. The upper trailer decks are accessed via a tiltable/hoistable ramp.
As an option, a hoistable car deck with a capacity of 390 cars can be arranged in the upper garage.
By Rebecca Jeffrey