• 2014 May 30 12:34

    LaNaval Shipyard wins contract from TESO to design and build dual-fuel ferry

    LaNaval Shipyard in Spain has signed a contract to design and build a new ferry for the Dutch company Royal N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming (TESO), located in the island of Texel, at the north of The Netherlands, the Spanish shipbuilder said in a press release.
     
    The ferry, which will be named “Texelstroom” is a new generation vessel for the transportation of up to 1,750 persons and 350 vehicles. She will have the dimensions of 135 meters length and 28 meters width and will be equipped with the latest technologies in the market, making a breakthrough in energy consumption and environment friendship. So, the Ferry will be powered by diesel-oil or alternatively Natural Gas, being helped also by electric batteries that will form an integral part of the advance energy management system. Furthermore, she will have over 700 square meters of solar panels providing some independence from conventional fossil fuels. The design of the Texelstroom was supported by the I.transfer program for sustainable ferry travel, part of the EU Inter-regional initiative.
     
    The Ferry will have a continuous operation between the port of Den Helder, at the north of The Netherlands, and the island of Texel, with very intensive transit of passengers and vehicles. Because of that, it is of the highest importance the speed for the approaching maneuvers, concluding in a double ended design for constant lineal transit without turnings, also with twin Engine Rooms and Wheelhouses. In the same way, it is crucial the continuity in the operation of the Ferry, so redundant systems will be installed onboard for power generation, propulsion and ferry control systems.
     
    Additionally, the Shipowner is very sensitive with the interior’s design of the public accommodation area, aiming the shapes, colors and materials to fit with the surrounding attractive tidal area where the ferry will be operating, taking the public interior spaces to higher level of quality and design than any similar ferry in the market. LaNaval, focused in the high tech content for the newbuilding constructions, has met the Shipowner’s expectations from the first moment and made value of the knowledge and production capacities of the Shipyard and its subcontracting companies.

    The contract has been awarded to LaNaval after close competition among different European yards, being the technical and commercial solvencies from LaNaval the pillars for the final decision from the Owner. With the agreement for this newbuilding, workload of approx. 600,000 working hours is assured for the incoming 2 next year time and the supply of materials and equipment, with special relevance in LaNaval’s geographical area, of several million euro value.

    LaNaval Shipyard established more than 100 years ago is dedicated to the design and construction of high added value special vessels. LaNaval specializes in building suction dredgers, special vessels for offshore oil & gas, offshore wind sectors and RoPax ferries.


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