Remontowa to Build Gas-Electric Powered Ferry (Poland)
REMONTOWA SHIPBUILDING S.A. signed, on 18 March, a new contract for building a modern, double–ended, car–passenger ferry with Gas-Electric propulsion. The contract comes as the result of winning the tender announced by SAMSØ Kommune, Denmark, in September last year.
A number of European shipyards, including German shipyard Meyer Werft, took part in this competition. REMONTOWA was selected due to the high quality of offered vessels as well as experience in construction of similar gas powered ferries.
So far, the shipyard has built eight vessels with gas propulsion and two more are under construction.
The SAMSØ Island authorities lay very strong emphasis on environmental protection. 100% of the island’s electricity comes from wind power. In accordance with generally accepted pro–environmental policy, the ordered ferry will also meet high ecological requirements.
The vessel is designed for year–round service within the local, car-passenger traffic between the island and the mainland. She will be able to take on board 160 cars and 600 passengers. The vessel, featuring 100 meter of length and speed of 16 knots, will be one of the biggest gas powered ferries built by REMONTOWA SHIPBUILDING.
At the same time it will be the first ferry with such propulsion, built for the Owner from Denmark. Over the last five years, REMONTOWA SHIPBUILDING has become the undisputed leader in building innovative gas–powered ferries in Northern Europe.
Remontowa, March 20, 2013