In September, Gdansk Shipyard Group (GSG) signed a letter of intent with Marine Projects Ltd. regarding prefabrication of flat sections, which will serve as components of superstructure for a car-passenger ferry. This relates to an order, that Gdansk-based Marine Projects Ltd. had acquired from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) yard in Germany.
Total of 2150 ton of flat sections will be prefabricated by GSG during the first quarter of 2017. The steel parts will compose a 160-metre long superstructure to be manufactured by Marine Projects and installed on the car-passenger ferry under construction at FSG.
As announced late May 2016, FSG, a subsidiary of Siem Group, had entered into a shipbuilding contract (welcomed as a surprise on the market) for one ropax ferry with Irish Continental Group (ICG). ICG operates a number of ferry routes out of Dublin and Rosslare through its subsidiary Irish Ferries.
The vessel will have a 194.80 m length overall and 31.6 m beam with a cargo capacity of 2,800 lane metres and an additional dedicated car deck for 300 cars. She will be equipped with 435 passenger cabins and a number of restaurants, bars and lounges on 4 decks, with a total capacity of 1900 passengers and crew, and will deliver optimal fuel consumption, while meeting current and known future environmental regulations.
The vessel will have the building number 771 and will be delivered in May 2018.
PBS, rel (GSG, FSG)