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Friday, February 28, 2020

Battery Bank News

Image: Knud E. Hansen

Knud E. Hansen Intros New Ferry Design

Danish-based consultancy Knud E. Hansen has designed a 212-metre RoPax ferry with a large battery bank to power it while dockside, allowing for zero emissions in port.RoPax ferry can transport up to 700 passengers and 390 cars. The vessel also boasts 2955 lane metres for trucks and trailers.The layout and access arrangements makes it an ideal choice for the Mediterranean market although it is also well suited for a variety of locations and operating conditions worldwide.The vessel has a service speed of 23 knots and can operate close to optimum engine load, even at slow speeds.

The Fjords CEO Steps Down

Rolf A. Sandvik is leaving his position as CEO of The Fjords. Sandvik, who has led the company since its formation in January 2015, has informed the board of his intention to step down. Vidar Hauståker, the Chief Financial Officer of The Fjords and Flåm AS, will act as interim general manager until a permanent replacement is recruited.The Fjords has delivered a strong performance since its launch, in addition to launching a new breed of environmentally friendly, passenger focused and multi-award winning vessels.

(File photo: Finnlines)

Finnlines Orders Three Ro-ro Vessels

Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, signed a 200 million euro ($240 million) order for three new ro-ro vessels to be delivered from China’s Jinling Shipyard from 2020-2021.The 17,400 DWT vessels will be 238 meters long and have a cargo capacity of 5,800 lane meters plus 5,600m2 of car decks and a capacity of about 300 TEU on the weather deck. The ships are designed to carry all types of ro-ro cargoes, with tank top and main deck areas are shaped with strengthened bulkheads and are free of pillar areas to accommodate paper and sto-ro.“We continue to modernize our fleet further…

Bhagwan Dryden

Bhagwan Dryden Delivers Dive Support Vessel Solution

Incat Crowther’s first-of-type Catamaran Dive Support Vessel, Bhagwan Dryden, has set a new standard for catamaran dive support vessels since its launch and delivery earlier this year. Operational feedback has been positive for the vessel, which has already received high praise for initial operations, including mooring inspection carried out by ROV and operations under four point mooring and DP in shallow, rough seas. Developed in conjunction with Bhagwan Marine, and built by Keppel…

Solar Boat: Photo credit Navgathi

Solar-Powered Mini-Boat Launched

Indian boat builders, Navgathi, launch a compact 4-passenger solar-powered boat, one of the smallest boats of this kind available in the world. There are two variants of the model, SX and QX. Both of them are of robust construction using FRP (2 layer CSM 450 mat and 1 layer of WRM 600). Only marine grade resin (isothalic) and kerox colour pigment are used for durability and finish. A magnetic compass is provided for ease of navigation. In the premium version in addition GPS and a shore charging facility is provided to use the boat in low light conditions and night.

Image credit Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther to Design Multi-purpose Dive Support Vessel

Incat Crowther contracted to design a 56m Catamaran Dive Support Vessel (DSV) for Bhagwan Marine, for operation by dive specialists Neptune Marine Services. The vessel has been designed from the keel up to perform six key roles; Dive Support, Geophysical Survey, Geotechnical Survey, Cargo Transport, Hyperbaric Rescue and Safety Standby. With such a varied array of operational roles, unique solutions were required not only in the allocation of spaces, but also with the specification of a flexible, high-redundancy propulsion system.

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Sailboat Water Turbine Doubles Energy Production

Watt&Sea Hydrogenerators produce power with a water turbine housed in a computer-optimized hydrodynamic design. Once a sailboat has left the docks, is totally isolated from utility (grid) power. The production of energy on any boat is crucial to powering communications, navigation lighting and other energy consuming devices. Operating diesel engines and generators are costly, noisy and are environmentally unsanitary. The clean energy solution is the Watt&Sea Hydrogenerator, which easily deploys off the back of the cruising or racing vessel efficiently generating power for energy independence.