Poland: Remontowa Splashes Gas Powered Ferry
A launching ceremony of the first from a series of modern car – passenger ferries, 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 an extensive experience in construction of ecological, gas powered ferries. Over the last five years, eight gas powered ferries, serving local car – passenger transport along Norwegian coast, were built.
The launched vessel, building number B 613/1, is the biggest one when compared to the previously built gas – powered ferries in Remontowa Shipbuilding. The construction of this ferry is distinguished by utilization of the latest technology and innovative solutions.
In contrast to 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 transport connections.
The constructed ferry, the biggest in class, will be able to take on board 550 passengers and 165 cars. The passengers will be offered a comfortable lounge situated under the car deck. Due to increased safety standards, two evacuation systems will be installed in the lounge. This type of vessels will be equipped with modern automation systems which allows reduction of crew staff.
The ferries from this series 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 ferries built by Remontowa Shipbuilding significantly consolidate the company’s presence on the demanding, Scandinavian market, thus increasing chances for new contracts.
Remontowa is already getting ready for the upcoming launching ceremonies, which are expected in the coming weeks. Among them the next will be held for PSV vessels and another car – passenger ferry.
Press Release, March 13, 2013