Knud E. Hansen Designs Hybrid Ferry for Faroese Operator

Danish naval architects and designers at Knud E. Hansen have been chosen to design the third generation ferry for service between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.

The new ferry will replace the 40-meter RoPax ferry which is currently servicing the island of Nolsoy.

The construction of the ferry is expected to be issued for tender in May 2015.

This new RoPax ferry will have a hybrid diesel electric/battery power pack with thrusters or Voigt Schneider propulsion.

With a length of 35 meters and a beam of 11 meters, the ferry has a displacement of approximately 675 tons and can carry up to 170 passengers in the summer period and 10-12 cars or alternatively 2 trucks and 5-6 cars.

The ferry is designed with double hull for safety and can withstand water on deck with a significant wave height of 3 meters.

The vessel will be able to do a round trip between Nólsoy and Tórshavn on battery power alone.

This project is the second design within the last 15 years for the Faroese ferry company Strandfaraskip Landsins and the third generation design by Knud E. Hansen for the same route.

The company’s first ferry design was built in 1949 and was named Ritan. The second was built in 1971 and was also named Ritan.

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