Remontowa Launches LNG-Powered Ferry, Poland

Launching ceremony of the first from series, modern car – passenger ferry, built for a Norwegian Owner, took place in Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. on Friday, 8th of March 2013.

Remontowa Shipbuilding is the biggest production shipyard in Poland, the only one with such an extensive experience in construction of ecological, gas powered ferries. During the last five years eight gas powered ferries serving local car – passenger transport along Norwegian coast have been built. All ferries are successfully operated and received recognition of the Owner and passengers.

Launched vessel, building number B 613/1 is the biggest one from the previously built gas – powered ferries in Remontowa Shipbuilding. Construction of this ferry is distinguished by using latest technology and innovative solutions.

In contrast to the previously delivered ferries using diesel or gas power, this one will be driven only by LNG and emergency CNG gas. Such solution enables reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, which is a particular advantage in the case of vessels serving the local connection.

Constructed vessels will be the biggest ones in their class. Ferries will be able to take 550 passengers and 165 cars on board. The passengers will be offered the comfortable lounge situated under the car deck. Due to the increased safety, two evacuation systems will be installed in the lounge. The vessels will be equipped with modern automation systems which allow the reduction of crew number.

The ferries are built according to the project elaborated by Norwegian design office LMG Marin and Remontowa Marine Design & Consulting under the supervision of classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA).

The sequential ferries built by Remontowa Shipbuilding significantly consolidate our position on the demanding, Scandinavian market and increasing chances for new contracts.

Remontowa’s filled up order book offers the opportunity for next launching ceremonies which are expected in the coming weeks. Among them there will be the next PSV vessels and car – passenger ferry.

LNG World News Staff, March 14, 2013; Image: Remontowa

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