While freight continues to be the primary source of earnings, in recent years, there has been a renewed focus on passenger service and related revenues in the ferry sector. With the arrival of a new generation of ships, many aspects of the passenger service are re-imagined. The very concept of ro-pax, in this regard, is being re-defined.
One of the world’s largest wellboats to date, is to be delivered to the Faroe Islands salmon farmer Bakkafrost in 2022. The wellboat will be built at the Sefine shipyard in Turkey. The vessel will be 109 meters long and 22,2 meters wide and able to carry 1,000 tons of salmon. Designed by KNUD E. […]
2020, April 03 The first of two 5,800-lanemetre short-sea ro-ro vessels for the Wallenius SOL joint venture officially started at the Yantai CIMC Raffles shipyard.
April 2, 2020 The Nanjing Jinling Shipyard has just successfully launched the second of G5GG ro-ro vessels ordered by Grimaldi Group, designed by KNUD E. HANSEN
Much of commercial design nowadays involves the specification of catalogue items. But might it be worth the expending af additional effort to create and specify unique designs, unavailable elsewhere? When an interior might possibly enjoy a life of at least a decade, the ‘one-off’ approach may pay dividends. Article from ShipPax.
Feb 14, 2020 lnteriors of the ‘real’ kind are facing a challenge from digitised virtual reality. Might passenger ships prove to be the perfect environments for experimentation with emergent digital technologies, allowing passengers to experience fantasy environments, or ones tailored to their tastes? The sustainability benefits might be big as well. Article from Shippax by […]
DFDS is preparing for future growth with the construction of six new mega ferries in China. The first one was delivered to DFDS on 31 January and will be entering into service between Turkey and the EU during March.
2020, February 06 The latest design from KNUD E. HANSEN is an innovative 212-metre RoPax ferry that can transport up to 700 passengers and 390 cars.
The first of the two combined passenger and cargo vessels for the Andaman & Nicobar Administration was launched at Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) yard 29. January 2020. The vessel is designed as a modern high-quality passenger vessel with diesel-electric propulsion carrying 1,200 passengers and 1,000 tonnes of cargo for all-weather operation on the mainland-to-A&N route. […]
KNUD E. HANSEN has existed since 1937 and is an international leader in custom ship design and innovative marine technology solutions. In the future, there will be an increased need for the company’s expertise in developing ships for the Arctic
Article in the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering by Ken Goh, Senior Mechanical Engineer, KNUD E. HANSEN
Naval architects Knud E. Hansen give an insight into how it has incorporated its proprietary VR system ShipSpace in to the initial design process
Skibsdesignvirksomheden Knud E. Hansen i Helsingør har udviklet konceptet for DTU’s nye topmoderne havforskningsskib, der er omfattet af polarkoden. Der er tale om et oceangående havforskningsskib med en længde på 65 meter. Det nye skib skal efter planen erstatte DTU’s Aquas havforskningsskib »Dana«, der skal udfases inden for kort tid.
Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has taken delivery of the third of six roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ferries being built by Jinling Shipyard in China. The vessel was officially delivered on October 9, a little less than a year after construction works on the vessel started in November 2018.
KNUD E. HANSEN has released its newest, groundbreaking design, a 154-meter RoPax ferry.
The 160-meter long, 24,000-ton vessel is expected to accommodate 34 crew and up to 116 scientific personnel, and has the ability to embark up to four helicopters, two landing craft and a dedicated science tender.
Concurrent with the announcement of having singed a contract with Jinling Shipyard for developing the basic design of Grimaldi’ Group’s three modified GG5G Class for its Finnlines subsidiary, Knud E. Hansen has revealed artist’s impressions of these hybrid ro-ro freighters.
Danish ship designer Knud E. Hansen has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard in China to develop the basic design for three large roll-on/roll-off vessels for Finnlines.
KNUD E. HANSEN’s dedicated HVAC unit going from strength to strength. MARINE HVAC DESIGN: The road to Spain.
KNUD E. HANSEN is pleased to announce a new partnership with Danish-based Design Studio B33.
Recently the two Danish Owners Lars and Per Thrane have taken delivery of these two remarkable yachts designed by KNUD E. HANSEN and build by Holland Jachtbouw Zaandam, Netherlands.
KNUD E. HANSEN se enorgullece de anunciar la apertura de nuestras nuevas oficinas en Cádiz, España.
KNUD E. HANSEN is proud to announce the opening of our newest office in Cadiz, Spain.
Jinling Shipyard , China, presents the first of DFDS’ big new RoRo ferries being towed into its correct element. Designed by KNUD E. HANSEN.
It is with great pleasure to announce that KNUD E. HANSEN now has a permanent presence in Canada.
Following several RoRo and RoCon projects around the world the past years KNUD E. HANSEN has now again signed contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the Basic Design of a number of large RoRo vessels, based on the Grimaldi/ KNUD E. HANSEN design.
Pictures with courtesy of DFDS read more here
The new location secure that we still remain close to our local clients.
Danish Naval Architectural firm KNUD E. HANSEN has announced the formation of a dedicated business unit – MARINE HVAC DESIGN – that will specialise in the design of HVAC systems for the maritime market.
New KNUD E. HANSEN business unit dedicated 100% to HVAC.
Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships.
Den gamle grønlandshavn på Nordatlantens Brygge i København danner den 4. og 5. november ramme om en storstilet Arktisk Festival.
Wollesen is Managing Director of naval architect firm KNUD E. HANSEN, part of the team that designed Australia’s new icebreaker.
The first building block of Australia’s new icebreaker was welded into place at a keel laying ceremony at Damen Shipyard Galati in Romania late last month.
The first building block of Australia’s new icebreaker has been welded into place at a keel laying ceremony in Romania.
Corral Line ApS – a shipping company based in the southern Jutland Egernsund and a specialist in maritime transport of live animals – has sent a “new” ship to sea after a major rebuild in Poland and partly in Skagen, Denmark.
Denmark is well represented amongst the nominees for the Nor-Shipping award.
It is not unusual that a Naval Architect is employed by KNUD E. HANSEN.
We are proud that our Conversion of the Spitsbergen RoPax Explorer Vessel is in the ShipPaxDesigns16.
KNUD E. HANSEN and Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) team up to design new link to Islands.
KNUD E. HANSEN hosted a visit from the MS SØFART – the Club of the Maritime Museum in Elsinore, Denmark on Monday 31. October.
Recently the Danish operator DFDS signed a contract with CSC Jinling Shipyard, China, for two large RoRo vessels.
KNUD E. HANSEN has sponsored 13 years old Manolo Geslin for the French championship.
KNUD E. HANSEN is to showcase ShipSpace, a new virtual reality (VR) tool for ship designers, at SMM Hamburg 2016 this September.
Experience the future of design with ShipSpacetm.
KNUD E. HANSEN is mentioned in a small article in SHIPPAXMARKET 2016.
ACL is proud to announce that it officially took delivery of the third new vessel in the G4 fleet, ATLANTIC SEA on June 30, 2016.
It cost Portuguese taxpayers almost €70 million and sank the Viana do Castelo Shipyards.
Three New Feeder Types to Challenge Modern Operational Circumstances.
State-of-the-art vessel for Australian Antarctic Division.
The Danish naval design and marine consultancy KNUD E. HANSEN has been developing a number of what it describes as “pioneering” container feeder vessel designs, each of which presents a series of innovations as part of a solution tailored to specific requirements.
After 4 rounds in the French Open Bic Championship, Manolo, who is sponsored by KNUD E. HANSEN, sailed himself to first place.
Article from Søfart.
ShipPax Award 2015 handed out at the Ferry Shipping Conference 2016
ACL has announced that it officially took delivery of the ATLANTIC SAIL, the second of five new vessels in the G4 fleet, on March 31st.
One hull type – two customized superstructures.
VETERAN marks the start of a rejuvenation programme launched by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador that operates a relatively sizeable fleet of small coastal and interisland ferries through the Marine Services branch of the Department of Transportation and Works.
The first of a new generation of large ro-ro/container (con-ro) ships has entered service on a transatlantic route.
This project was designed for the Kloster Group, Norway.
With the Oasis of the Seas the shipbuilding made the most extreme step in terms of naval gigantism for cruise tourism.
Danish design group KNUD E. HANSEN, which designed the first cruise vessel for transporting passengers into polar regions, the 1969-built Lindblad Explorer, has come up with a modern version of the ship for worldwide operation, including in the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
SKIBSDESIGN: Australien får fra 2019 en ny stor isbryder, der skal være livline til landets forskningsinteresser på Antarktis.
De regionale myndigheder i Newfoundland og Labrador kunne sidste uge høste resultatet af den hollandske værftsgruppe Damens køb af den danske skibsdesignvirksomhed KNUD E. HANSEN, og dermed et meget stort færge-know-kow, da færgenybygningen ‘Veteran’, blev leveret i St. John’s.
Carriers’ demands for mega vessels has opened a new market for Danish ship design firm KNUD E. HANSEN.
‘Atlantic Star’ og dens fire søsterskibe er udviklet af to danske skibsingeniørvirksomheder og gør op med skibstypens hidtidige horisontale lastekonfiguration.
The 80-metre ice class RoPax ferry MV VETERAN handover to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL) took place in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada on October 23, 2015.
In the heart of London we held a reception to celebrate the opening of the new, bigger and better KNUD E. HANSEN office.
KNUD E. HANSEN has designed a 300-passenger expedition vessel with various green technologies.
Stigende efterspørgsmål efter mindre ekspeditions- og luksuscruiseskibe, der kan sejle under krævende forhold overalt på kloden.
The spectacular vessel is designed as a luxury expedition cruise vessel for worldwide operation including Arctic and Antarctic regions for itineraries up to 21 days with 300 passengers on-board.
Stephane Geslin, Danish Naval Architect, an experimented sailor double-winning world champion sailing Farr 30 and several times winning in French championships.
Den internationale virksomhed, skibstegnestuen KNUD E. HANSEN i Helsingør, står bag et opsigtsvækkende design på to miljøvenlige luksusyachter til rigmændene Lars Thrane og Per Blinkenberg-Thrane.
SAN SHA 1 HAO was recently introduced on the lifeline services from Wenchang City, Hainan to Sansha City, China’s newest and southernmost city located 162 nautical miles southeast of Hainan island.
We are proud of being the designer of the third generation domestic ferry for service between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.
The new ferry to come on line for the Fogo and Change Islands run, will be named the MV Veteran.
A new design for a refrigerated ship built for banana shipments and roll-on/roll-off cargo promises more capacity, faster loading and unloading, and better fuel efficiency than its counterparts, its designer says.
The first build out of five Atlantic Star is now floating.
Monjasa-owned C-bed has won a new contract at the wind farm Amrumbank West.
Maritime trade union and professional organisation Nautilus Int. use the capsized Höegh Osaka to criticize the design of car carriers, which according to them has exceeded all reason.
Efter design og bygning af Kinas første cruisefærge på rekordtid ser KNUD E. HANSEN-direktør lokale partnerskaber som vejen frem på det kinesiske marked.
KNUD E. HANSEN, one of the world’s leading marine consultancies, expressed immense pride in designing the first customized Ro-Pax designed for the Chinese market – San Sha 1 Hao.
This project has materialised from concept to sailing vessel in less than 24 months.
SKIBSDESIGN: De tre parter bag en revitalisering af reeferskibs-segmentet er klar med et opdateret design, som bliver optimeret til rullende returlaster fra Europa tilbage til Sydamerika.
Im vergangenen Jahr hatten Reefer Intel und Stena Line ihr neues Konzept für konventionelle Reeferschiffe im Bananenhandel vorgestellt.
The official Press Release heralding the mk II design states that the ship is, ‘intended for worldwide operation as a Reefer RoRo in the banana trade with special emphasis on a very low box rate, by very fast and efficient cargo handling in port which enables slow steaming.’
One of these is Finn Wollesen Petersen, Managing Director at KNUD E. HANSEN.
The vessel was delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan South Korea, in 1990.
The vessel, which is the only means of getting to and from the Atolls, will be the first purpose built SOLAS passenger ship serving Tokelau, carrying up to 60 passengers in addition to 50 tons of cargo and supplies.
Founded in 1937, KNUD E. HANSEN has both experienced and been at the forefront of many of the dramatic changes in commercial ship design and has made its mark on over 15,000 vessels.
Det innovative skibsdesignfirma KNUD E. HANSEN med hovedkontor i Helsingør og afdeling på Lindø har oplevet sit bedste år nogensinde og fortsætter på fuld kraft med en utrolig bred vifte af aktiviteter world wide fra et olieopsamlingsskib der nærmest kan sejle i en vandpyt til ombygning af krydstogtskæmper og avancerede ventilationsanlæg til super energi effiktive […]
The innovative ship design company KNUD E. HANSEN, headquartered in Elsinore Denmark and with office at Lindø, has experienced its best year ever and continues at full speed with an incredibly wide range of activities worldwide from an oil recovery vessel which can almost sail in a puddle to retrofitting of cruise giants and advanced […]
Conferences on the theme ‘Navigating Ecotankers’ took place in Copenhagen on 27th Mar, 2014 – held by Tanker Operator’s.
KNUD E. HANSEN The Danish naval design and marine consultancy KNUD E. HANSEN said that it and Novenco Marine & Offshore AS had been contracted by Carnival Cruise Lines to install stateof-the-art heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades.
The keel has been laid for the SOLAS passenger ship, with highest safety measures considering all possible risks at sea.
KNUD E. HANSEN is proud to announce that our design of BAHRI ABHA, the first of six container/ro-ro (con-ro) carriers, is appointed as a Significant Ship of 2013 by The Royal Naval Architects.
CS Marine of Shanghai has contracted KNUD E. HANSEN for the development of the design of a 120 m RoPax, which will operate out of Hainan Island in the South China Sea.
KNUD E. HANSEN, in cooperation with Novenco Marine & Offshore A/S, has contracted with Carnival Cruise Line to install state-of-the-art HVAC upgrades on the Victory, Triumph, Conquest and Spirit Class cruise ships, in order to improve the overall operational efficiency of their fleet.
Mr. Finn Wollesen, Managing Director in KNUD E. HANSEN, has become a member of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) Advisory Board.
Larger size of reefer ro-ro vessel introduces economies of scale.
The Danish company SWORC A/S has constructed an environmental protection vessel, which can pick up oil in shallow water.
For the second year in succession, ESCP Europe Business School, had invited KNUD E. HANSEN as a contributor to the EMEM 2013 course in the London Campus February 2013.
Article from Søfart Built 2013.
Article from RINA, Significant Ships.
Det er vigtigt for os som maritim virksomhed, at Helsingør bliver ved med at have maritime uddannelser.
Accurate assesment of complex mechanical systems that require a dynamic analysis MSC Software Solutions Adams.
Article regarding KNUD E. HANSEN Basic Design of new Roll-on Roll-off/Containerships for Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Swire Blue Ocean has taken delivery of the first of two self-elevating, self-propelled vessels designed by KNUD E. HANSEN.
“75 years of ship design”, a history of KNUD E. HANSEN written by Dr. Bruce Peter, celebrates the first 75 years of our company.
Even though things are looking good in regards to revenue and orders, shipping engineer company KNUD E. HANSEN finds that it has to bring new ideas to customers more now than in the past.
On August 10, 2012, the Atlantic Container Line (ACL) announced their contract with the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (group) Co. Ltd. China for the construction of five new RoRo/Container (ConRo) vessels.
There is a place for reducing the cost of offshore wind in the future, states naval architecture company KNUD E. HANSEN from Denmark.
27 July 2012: Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Limited (“SPO”), the parent company of Swire Blue Ocean A/S, today took delivery of Pacific Orca, the world’s largest windfarm installation vessel, from Samsung Heavy Industries.
We are proud to present this insert regarding our work for Blue Start Delos.
KNUD E. HANSEN has accepted an invitation to contribute to the EMEM 2012 course run by the ESCP Europe Business School and held at their London campus during April 2012.
Read our press release regarding our work for Compagnie Maritime Nantaise.
Senior Naval Architect Mr. Carsten Schrøter will be speaking about The development of the Second generation Intact Stability Criteria.
Article from Søfart.
SAGA SAPPHIRE, SAGA Cruises’ newest vessel, has undergone a makeover with KNUD E. HANSEN as the Naval Architect and Marine Engineer.
The design delivers excellent fuel economy, reduced environmental impact, reduced need for water ballast, slow-steaming potential and flexible transit speeds, loading flexibility as well as increased container capacity including higher than usual reefer capacity.
Danish naval design and marine consultancy KNUD E. HANSEN and jointventure partner ABB have developed a fuel-efficient 2,000teu container feeder vessel that they believe could set new standards for the type.
KNUD E. HANSEN and ABB have unveiled a 2116TEU containership to showcase the potential of Azipod propulsion for this sector.
La compañía danesa de Diseño y Consultoría Naval, KNUD E. HANSEN, ha desarrollado un buque-factoría arrastrero de 50 m de eslora altamente eficiente, focalizado en la eficiencia operacional y maximización de las instalaciones de procesamiento de capturas.
We have developed a highly efficient 50 m factory trawler with a focus on operating efficiency and maximised catch processing facilities.
Article from Maritime Reporter & Engineering News.
KNUD E. HANSEN and joint venture partner ABB have developed a highly fuel efficient 2000 TEU Container Feeder Vessel.
Article from Cruise & Ferry Info.
KNUD E. HANSEN design for Compagnie Maritime Nantaise (CMN).
La compagnie Maritime Nantaise a récemment passé commande de deux nouveaux navires rouliers, avec une option pour un troisième, aux chantiers coréens Hyundai Mipo.
Shallow Water Oil Recovery Catamaran (SWORC) is under construction by Danish based Tuco ApS, and designed by the innovative KNUD E. HANSEN naval architects, designers and marine engineering group.
KNUD E. HANSEN has executed a feasibility study for the most extensive lengthening project in the history of ship conversions.
Ship on Rally car suspension could help solve £3bn challenge to access offshore wind turbines.
The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Access Competition aimed to identify and develop new access systems to dramatically improve the availability of turbines and the safety of people during the transfer to turbines.
We have assisted with: Site supervision, Plan approval, Factory acceptance tests, Sea trials, Technical support and Commissioning.
Danish Design wins in Canada. Fogo Island Ferries by KNUD E. HANSEN.
KNUD E. HANSEN in partnership with Fleetway Inc. has recently signed a contract with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL) in Canada for the Basic Design of a series of six ferries for operation on the intra-provincial south shore routes off Newfoundland.
Only 35 centimeters water is needed for operation of a new Danish vessel for oil recovery.
The newly established company SWORC A/S has signed with Tuco ApS to begin construction of the first of its special purpose shallow water oil recovery vessels aptly dubbed SWORC.
Article from the Danish Martime Magazine Søfart.
On March 6, 2011, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) signed a build contract with Hyundai MIPO, South Korea, for four new RoCon vessels with the option for further two vessels.
NEL is planning a new increase in share capital, while its ten-year plan includes building of six vessels.
KNUD E. HANSEN, the Danish design consultancy specializing in the cruise and ferry market, established a US subsidiary in Fort Lauderdale.
Article from Helsingør Dagblad 5. Oktober 2010.
Article from Helsingør Dagblad.
Article from Helsingør Dagblad.
Article from Helsingør Dagblad. Original title: “Helsingør og Hillerød har spildt tiden med at bekrige hinanden”
Article from Helsingør Dagblad. Original title: “Internationalt skibsdesigner firma slår sig ned i Helsingør”
On June 12, 2009, KNUD E. HANSEN celebrated the opening of their new office at Lundegaarden in Elsinore, Denmark.
Article from Søfart no.22. Original title: “Bølgeenergi i mængder – men vanskelig at udnytte”
Article from Significant Ships of 2008.
Having completed the Basic Design on behalf of the Owner, StenaRoRo, KNUD E. HANSEN was contracted by Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven, to undertake the Detailed Design package which included all construction drawings required for the installation of the 2200 t midbody section of 29.25 m length.
KNUD E. HANSEN was in conjunction with the Ferry Shipping Conference 06 announced as the winner of the ShipPax Award in the category “Outstanding Ferry Exterior”.