15 June 2015
Article from HANSA
KNUD E. HANSEN designs the third generation domestic ferry for service between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands. The new ferry will replace the 40 m RoPax ferry which is currently servicing the island of Nolsoy. As KNUD E. HANSEN informed, the construction of the ferry is expected to be issued for tender primo May 2015. This new RoPax ferry will have a hybrid diesel electric/battery power pack with thrusters or Voith Schneider propulsion.
With a length of 35 m and a beam of 11m, the ferry has a displacement of approx. 675 t and can carry up to 170 passengers in the summer period and ten to twelve cars or alternatively two trucks and five to six cars.
According to the designers, the ferry is designed with double hull for safety and can withstand water on deck with a significant wave height of 3m. Moreover, the vessel has been developed with low energy consumption in mind and fitted with batteries and a heat recovery system, principally enabling the ferry to do a round trip between Nólsoy and Tórshavn on battery power alone. The battery cpacity is said to be 1 MWh in addition to the total of 1500 kW of the Main engines. This project is the second design within the last 15 years for the domestic ferry company Strandfaraskip Landsins and the third generation design by KNUD E. HANSEN for the same route, the company informed.