Damen to deliver newbuild just months after order

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South Korea’s KT Marine this week signed a contract for a “4212” fast ferry with Damen Shipyards.

The vessel will be delivered by mid-2024 and is the seventh Damen Fast Ferry in the Korean Market and the fifth of the FFe 4212 class.  It will operate on the route between Yeosu harbour and Geomundo Island (off the south coast of South Korea).

The speedy delivery is possible due to Damen’s speculative building strategy with the vessel already under construction at the Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam.

Length 42 metres
Capacity 423 passengers
Speed 40 knots (max)
Power 4 main engines delivering 5,760 bkW of power to four waterjets

Photo: Damen


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Damen Launches Two Road Ferries For BC Ferries

In the space of just a few weeks, two, 81m road ferries for BC Ferries have been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati and are now being fitted out. Once operational they will be capable of carrying up to 300 passengers and crew, and 47 vehicles.

The ferries have been built to Damen’s Road Ferry 8117E3 design and the order was secured following an extensive, multi-phased, international tender process. BC Ferries is currently undertaking a fleet renewal programme. The twin Damen Road Ferry 8117E3 will serve the Northern Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver, replacing vessels that are now over fifty years old

Damen Shipyard’s Ferries For Ontario Will Be Electric

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The Government of Ontario has accepted Damen Shipyard’s proposal to build two ferries with full electric propulsion, automatic mooring and automatic charging.
Damen is building a Road Ferry 6819 and a Road Ferry 9819 (68 metres and 98 metres respectively) to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes.
Finding environmental solutions was part of the tender process.

Photo: Damen Shipyard

Mark Gerretsen (MP for Kingston and the Islands), Leo Postma, (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Sophie Kiwala (Member of Provincial Parliament), Mike Bossio (MP of Hastings-Lennox and Addington)