January 13, 2022

Regione Siciliana started the process for a new tender aimed at selecting the shipyard for building a new ropax ship (1+1) to be deployed on the Trapani – Pantelleria and Porto Empedocle – Lampedusa maritime links.

The ‘tender price’ is EUR 100 million, of which 4.5 million are a fixed value related to safety equipment.

Some details of the project:

  • One ro-pax ship (+ option)
  • Tender price of EUR 100 million for the first unit
  • Based on the Naos Design P364 project
  • Dual-fuel diesel electric
  • 900 lane metres and 1,000 pax capacity, 105 cabins
  • Tender still to be officially launched