Damen builds two LNG-Hybrid RoRo ferries for Seaspan
Damen is building two LNG-Hybrid RoRo Ferries for Seaspan at Damen Shipyards Mangalia, the company said in its release. These two innovative 149-metre vessels will join Seaspan’s fleet with 1,034 lane metres and have 209m 3 LNG storage onboard as well as 2 megawatt hours of battery capacity. They will go into service for Seaspan Ferries as part of the company’s fleet replacement programme.
The vessels will be classed by Bureau Veritas and will go into operation in 2021 with construction starting in 2019.
Harly Penner, Director Fleet Engineering & Vessel Development at Seaspan Ferries said, “Damen worked very hard to win this project and Seaspan Ferries is excited to partner with them in their new yard in Mangalia, Romania. The yard has a good reputation for quality and has all of the necessary people and infrastructure to build these great vessels for Seaspan Ferries. Damen has been working closely with Seaspan to ensure that the vessels achieve their top performance capabilities and Seaspan Ferries is looking forward to working with the Damen team on this exciting project.”
Damen sales manager Leo Postma said, “We’re extremely excited to build these dual-fuel-hybrid vessels for Seaspan Ferries and are proud that such a reliable operator selects Damen for this project. We feel this is a great start of a partnership that holds great potential for the future.”
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality. Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology. Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts. For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, winches, anchors, anchor chains and steel works. Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating (and covered) drydocks, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class’ maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.