Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. consistently implements production schedule on 2013. On 28th of November 2013 first from the series, double ended car – passenger ferry built for one of the biggest Norwegian communication operator left our Shipyard. It is the biggest of the previously gas ferries built by Remontowa Shipbuilding. In contrast to formerly delivered ferries using diesel or gas power, this one is driven only by LNG and emergency CNG gas. Such solution enables reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, which is a particular advantage in the case of vessels serving the local connection.
The vessel is one of the biggest in her class and belongs to group called “green ships”. Ferry will soon be named “Ryfylke” and according to her name will be serving local connections along tourist trial of the same name. The vessel with the length 124 m is able to take on board 550 passengers and 165 cars. The passengers will be accommodated in comfortable lounge situated under car deck. In order to increase a safety, two evacuation systems will be installed in the lounge.
Ferry “Ryfylke” and next one from the series that is currently in the final phase of equipping, soon replace three smaller ferries. The higher service speed of new ferries will increase Owner’s transport capacity. Modern automation systems will reduce number of the crew which leadsto lower operating costs.
The ferry is built according to the project elaborated by Norwegian design office LMG Marin and Remontowa Marine Design & Consulting under the supervision of classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA).