Poland: Gas Powered Ferry Baroy Enters Torghatten Nord Fleet
The ceremonial flag raising on the third of a series of gas ferries built for one of the largest ferry fleet operators in Norway, Torghatten Nord AS, took place in REMONTOWA SHIPBUILDING S.A. on December 13th 2012.
Vessel Barøy, named after one of the lighthouses located on the north – western side of the island Barøya will soon support car-passenger traffic in this region.
The challenging water area and harsh weather conditions of the coast of northern Norway require using modern technologies. The picturesque landscape of the Lofoten archipelago tends to use unconventional LNG fuel propulsion to allow the reduction of environmental pollution. Taking into consideration that ferry serves local traffic between islands – it is another advantage of this vessel.
REMONTOWA SHIPBUILDING S.A. has wide experiences in building sophisticated vessels meeting the above requirements. It is already seventh vessel built for this Owner.
The ferry was built under supervision of classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), designed by the Norwegian office LMG Marin cooperating with the Polish office REMONTOWA Marine Design & Consulting Sp. of o.o.
Length o.a. 96.00 m
Breadth mld. 16.80 m
Depth moulded to main deck 5.50 m
Speed 17 / 19 knots
Press Release, December 20, 2012