By | 2020 Newsletter week 13 | No Comments

Financial Aid to Fehmarn Project is State Aid Says Commission

After an investigation of the financing granted by Denmark to the Fehmarn fixed link project, the European Commission concludes that this constitutes State aid – as maintained by Scandlines.

The investigation was necessary, as the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2018 annulled the European Commission’s initial decision given in 2015, thereby removing the financial foundation for the Fehmarn project.

The ruling finds in favour of Scandlines’ claims by concluding – as opposed to the Danish state’s original assertion – that, firstly, the financial aid to the Fehmarn project constitutes State aid and, secondly, that both the amount and the aid period must be limited. These measures were not part of the initial decision.

The European Commission thus confirms by its approval that the use of State guarantees on loans and State loans must be limited to covering a debt of maximum EUR 9.3 billion, and maximum the first 16 years of operations.

When the European Commission’s decision has been made public in full, Scandlines will decide whether to appeal against parts of it.

Incat Tasmania Awarded New 76 Metre High Speed Catamaran Contract By Seaworld Express Ferry

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In a press release, Incat Tasmania announced an order for a new generation fast ferry for South Korean coastal passenger transport company Seaworld Express Ferry.

The 76m high speed wave piercing catamaran ferry will accommodate up to 700 passengers and 79 cars when it enters service on the new route between Jindo and Jeju early 2022.

Seaworld Express Ferry is the largest ferry company operating between the Korean Peninsula and Jeju Island, the country’s largest island and most popular domestic holiday destination.


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Incat Will Build The World’s Largest Aluminium Ship For Buquebus

Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m catamaran for long standing customer, Buquebus.
The ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports on the River Plate between Argentina and Uruguay.
The completed vessel will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built and the ninth vessel for Incat’s customer Buquebus.

Some specifications for hull 096

  • Gross tonnage 13,000
  • Length 130m, witdth 32m
  • Passengers 2,100 and cars 220
  • Duty-free shop 3,000m2
  • Speed: 40+ knots
  • 4 dual-fuel engines (LNG)


By | 2019 Newsletter week 7 | No Comments

Incat Tasmania has delivered a 110m fast vehicle/passenger ferry to Virtu Ferries of Malta for their service between Malta and Sicily.

The vessel, SAINT JOHN PAUL II has departed Hobart Tasmania on the first leg of her delivery voyage and will arrive in Grand Harbour Valletta by the end of this month.

Incat hull 089 will be the largest ro-pax catamaran ever built for operation in the Mediterranean.

A Prison Cell And A Restaurant Onboard Trinidad & Tobago’s New Incat

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Incat Tasmania will build a new vessel for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. The new fast ro-pax will have capacity for 1000 persons and 239 cars.

As with the previous two Incat ferries that operated between the islands, the new vessel will incorporate a range of catering facilities. The vessel will also include a prisoner holding cell for transfers between Trinidad and Tobago.

She will be built at the shipyard in Hobart Tasmania.

Virtu Ferries’ New High-Speed Craft Is Nearing Completion

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Incat Tasmania has launched a 110m vehicle / passenger ferry from the shipyard at Derwent Park in Hobart Tasmania on 22 December 2018. The ship will commence sea trials in mid January prior to delivery to her new owner Virtu Ferries for service between Malta and Sicily.

Bearing the livery SAINT JOHN PAUL II the vessel is named in honour of the Pope who served from 1978 to 2005. It is the second Incat ship named in honour of a Pope; in 2013 Buquebus named their Incat 99m ship FRANCISCO in honour of Argentina-born Pope Francis.