Ferry Shipping News visits Knud E Hansen

By | 2022 Newsletter week 12 | No Comments

Earlier this month, Bo-Lennart and Mike visited the office of Knud E. Hansen in Helsingør.

One of the most interesting parts of the visit was the virtual walk through a ship.

Mike put on the goggles and started to walk on the bridge and the outside decks of a polar vessel.

The use of the ShipSpace collaboration platform allows to export 3D CAD models into the virtual world. The advantage is that the user can measure in the virtual space and implement changes in the design, while standing in the VR.

The chefs could for instance stand in the virtual galley and give comments such as “this oven is too low”. Same for a truck driver who could verify if he could turn around the pillars.

ShipSpace has some tools like measurement and paintbrush options that allow you to see through walls, mark up changes and measure clearances. The platform includes a camera that can take photos of desired changes and send to customers like any real-world site inspection.

ShipSpace allows users based in different locations all over the world, to meet in virtually and discuss issues productively.

Knud E. Hansen To Design The New Finnlines Ro-Ro Ships

By | 2019 Newsletter week 18 | No Comments

Knud E. Hansen has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the basic design of three ro-ro vessels, based on the Finnlines / Grimaldi / Knud E. Hansen design.

The vessels are based on the same hull as the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation vessels. They are sister vessels, but customized to the needs of Finnlines with regards to heavy cargo and operation in the Baltic Sea.

Some details:

  • delivery as from 2021
  • Finnish/Swedish ice class, 1A Super
  • 5,800 lane metre
  • Length over all: 238m
  • The vessels will use electricity in port, with large lithium batteries. These batteries will be recharged during navigation, through shaft generators employing a peak shaving system.
  • Air lubrication system