Ferries & RoPax

Passenger ships and ferries are among the most complex ships to build. The commercial and technical requirements are usually very diverse, depending on the geographical area, physical constraints and operating profile. At KNUD E. HANSEN A/S we have a profound understanding of these important parameters, their interaction and how to make the most of it for our Clients.

KNUD E. HANSEN A/S has a dedicated team of senior design engineers, specialising the development of passenger ships and ferries, who are supported by lead engineers of all relevant technical disciplines.

KNUD E. HANSEN A/S is renowned for having produced ground-breaking ferry and Ro-Pax designs for more than 75 years. Below are selected examples of Ferries & Ro-Pax designed by KNUD E. HANSEN A/S.

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Blue Star Delos/Blue Star Patmos

The vessel was designed for Blue Star Ferries in close cooperation with the Owner. A range of proposals were initially d…

 
Caribou/Joseph & Clara Smallwood

The vessels served the route between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Port au Basques, New Foundland, Canada. In 2008 they …

 
Elyros

The vessel was built in 1998 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and went through a major refurbishment in Perama, Greec…

 
Ferry for Lake Kivu, Rwanda

This project involved conceptual feasibility study for water transport on Lake Kivu, Rwanda. As no infrastructure w…

 
HSC Leonora Christina

The vessel was built for Bornholmer Færgen by Austal Ships and delivered in 2011. It operates on a high speed serv…

 
Lefka Ori

The vessel was built in 1992 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and went through a major refurbishment in Perama, Greec…

 
Norröna

The Norröna was designed for Smyril Line, Faroe Islands. It was delivered from Flender Werft, Lübeck, Germany …

 
Nólsoy Ferry

The vessel is designed for transportation of passengers and vehicles between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in Faroe …

 
Passenger/Cargo Ferry

The vessel is designed for operation on the East African coast, including Comores Islands, Northern part of Mozambi…

 
San Sha 1 Hao 120 m RoPax for the South China Sea

The vessel is a conventional propulsion RoRo Passenger vessel designed to transport vehicle and containers on a single c…

 
Simara Ace & M/S Siluna ACE, Sundbusserne

This vessel was designed for ACE Link Holding A/S, Elsinore, Denmark, for the route between Elsinore and Helsingborg. Th…

 
Smyril

This vessel was designed for Strandfaraskip Landsins, Faroe Islands, built by the IZAR Shipyard, San Fernando, Spain, an…

 
Sophocles V

The vessel was built in 1990 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and underwent a major refurbishment in Perama, Greece, …

 
South Shore Passenger Vessel

A series of 6 vessels were designed in cooperation with Fleetway Inc. for The Goverment of New Foundland and Labrad…

 
Spirit of Tasmania I and II, Evacuation Analysis

Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II were built in 1998 by Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland. They have a displac…

 
Stabililsed Monohull RoPax Ferry with LNG Propulsion

The vessel is designed as a stabilised monohull ferry, highly efficient and flexible, with LNG propulsion meeting the de…

 
Stena Britannica

This vessel was built for Stena by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea, in 2003. KNUD E. HANSEN A/S carried out the Concept …

 
Stena Superfast VII & Stena Superfast VIII

The vessels were built by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft and delivered in 2001. For new routes with special requireme…

 
Superfast XI-XII

This series of vessels were built for SuperFast Ferries, Greece, by HDW in Germany between 2000 and 2002. They are now o…

 
Uraniborg

The vessel was designed for Ventrafikken AB, Sweden, and built by Hvide Sande Skibs- & Baadebyggeri A/S in Hvide San…

 
Veteran and Legionnaire RoPax Ferries

The vessel was designed in cooperation with Fleetway Inc. for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is intende…

 
Visby

This vessel was built by Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for Gotlandsbolaget, Sweden. Both M/S Visby and her sist…