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INCAT SECURES LARGE SHIP
ORDER FOR DENMARK
Incat Tasmania has secured a contract
for the construction, delivery and long
term charter of a large fast vehicle ferry for
Danish company Mols-Linien. The ferry
will be the fourth Incat vessel in the Mols
The Hobart shipyard will commence
work on construction of the wave piercing
catamaran immediately, with delivery
scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.
‘KatExpress 3’ will be an upgraded and
more customer-friendly version of near
sister-ship vessels ‘KatExpress 1’ and
‘KatExpress 2’. The new fast ferry will take
up to 1,000 tonnes of cargo, equivalent to
up to 1,000 passengers and 417 cars.
‘KatExpress 3’ is expected to commence
operation on the route between Aarhus and
Odden and the route between Ebeltoft and
Odden in late May 2017.
DAMEN DELIVERS THIRD FAST FERRY OF THE
YEAR TO SOUTH KOREAN OPERATORS
Having already delivered the ‘SeaStar 5’
to existing customer Seaspovill earlier this
year, two additional Damen fast ferry
deliveries have been made.
In May 2015, operator Daezer Shipping
took delivery of ‘Sunrise’ from Damen
Shipyards Singapore. The vessel is powered
by four MTU main engines, reaching a
speed of over 40 knots. The ‘Sunrise’ is
currently operating a route of very popular
tourist destinations on Korea’s east coast
from the island of Ulleung to Dokdo.
The third delivery of the year took
place in late August to Seaworld Express
Ferry. The ‘Queen Star 2’ will be sailing a
three-hour route commencing from
Usuyoung Port to the popular tourist
destination of Jeju Island via Chujado
Island. This is the first delivery of the
newly designed DFFe 4010-class ferry,
with a controllable pitch propeller (CPP),
which allows the vessel to have a higher
top speed and increased fuel efficiency at
different speeds and loading conditions.
TRIAL CONTINUES FOR FLOATING
LNG POWER PLANT
Following a successful first season at the
Port of Hamburg, Becker Marine Systems
presented its LNG hybrid barge concept
vessel in Copenhagen, Rostock and Kiel.
The barge works like a floating power
plant that can supply low-emission power
to cruise ships during their layovers at port.
The barge generates and transfers power to
the ship via a gas container filled with 15
tonnes of LNG.
In doing so, the barge emits no sulphur
dioxides or soot compared to
conventional marine diesel with 0.1 per
cent sulphur content. Emissions of
nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide are
also significantly reduced.
EU PROJECT DELIVERS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
PLANS FOR SUBMERGED MINING PROTOTYPE
The Viable Alternative Mining
Operating System (VAMOS), a project
funded by the European Union’s
“Horizon 2020” research and innovation
programme, has passed a major milestone
w ith the successful delivery of conceptual
design plans of the prototype and all
VAMOS is a 42-month research and
development project launched to enable
the opening and rehabilitation of
underexploited European mineral
deposits, using a safe, clean and low
v isibility method.
Currently, the EU consumes in the
region of 25-35 per cent of the world’s
metal production, whilst EU-based mineral
extraction accounts for just 3.0 per cent of
global ore production. This situation leads
to the EU’s importation of around 200
million tonnes of minerals per year.
Featuring a total of 17 partners from
nine EU countries, VAMOS seeks to address
this situation by making possible the
extraction of European mineral deposits
from inland water-bearing areas. To reach
this aim, the partners are developing an
system whereby a remotely operated
mining vehicle is launched from a
waterborne carriage. The underwater
mining equipment is designed to be
operated without any effect on
VAMOS will test the equipment on four
existing mine sites across Europe within the
next two years to test the concept.
SIX NEW FERRIES FOR SYDNEY HARBOUR
Incat Tasmania has been awarded a
contract to build six new ferries to operate
on Sydney’s inner harbour.
The new vessel exterior is a traditional
design to look similar to the Sydney First
Fleet vessels, however the 35-metre, 400
passenger boats have greater capacity than
the current fleet. The interior will be more
spacious with comfortable inside seating,
outdoor viewing areas, and a large walk
The Sydney Ferries will service
commuter and tourist travel on the inner
harbour routes from Watsons Bay in
Sydney’s east to Cockatoo Island in the west,
stopping at the new Barangaroo wharf.
Construction of the first ferry is to
start early in 2016. The six will be
delivered progressively from late 2016
CAHAYA SAMUDRA DELIVERS THIRD 300PAX
MONOHULL FAST FERRY
Indonesia’s Cahaya Samudra Shipyard
has delivered the 300-passenger aluminium
ferry ‘Dumai Line 5’ to Pelayaran Lintas
Putra Utara, a sister ship to ‘Majestic
Kawanua 1’ and ‘Majestic Kawanua 2’,
delivered to the same owner in 2014.
With a maximum speed of 35 knots, the
vessels were designed to operate in east
Indonesia in wave heights of up to five
metres. The monohull design has proved
very effective in operation so far.
Each vessel is equipped with a pair of
Caterpillar C32 main engines, each of
1,081bkW, powering fixed pitch propellers
via ZF 3055 gearboxes. The vessels are 38-
metres in length, with a draught of just
1.25 metres and deadweight of 132 tonnes.
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