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Red Funnel places £10m ro-ro ship order from UK yard

Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight ferry operator, has placed a £10 million order for a new ro-ro freight ferry from UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird.
The new ship is designed to provide additional year-round freight capacity for Red Funnel’s Southampton-East Cowes route, which currently handles 53% of all freight movements across the Solent.
Some particulars:

  • Length 74m
  • Capacity 265 lane metres freight and 12 pax
  • Hull shape designed to reduce wash (sensitive operation area)
  • Meeting the latest Tier III emission regulations
  • Rolls Royce azimuth thrusters
  • Crossing time of 1 hour
  • Delivery spring 2019

Photo: Red Funnel

Order book continues to grow for Wight Shipyard Co with Austrian order

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Wight Shipyard Co has secured its first multi-million pound export order for a 250-passenger river catamaran to operate for Central Danube Region Marketing & Development GmbH’s Twin City Liner – a tourist service running on the River Danube between Vienna and Bratislava.
Some particulars:

  • Low wash round bilge 39.99m catamaran designed by Incat Crowther.
  • Built for challenging Danube, with water depths sometimes as low as 1m, and lots of floating debris.
  • Powered by four Scania DI16 072M main engines, each producing 809 kW at 2300 rpm. Maximum speed of 38 knots, service speed of 32.4 knots at modest MCR.
  • Delivered in time for the 2019 summer season.

EU agrees with rescue loan for Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik

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The European Commission has found Croatian plans to grant Uljanik shipyard a State guarantee for a €96 million short-term loan are in line with EU State aid rules. The measure will allow the company to meet urgent liquidity needs while preparing a restructuring plan.
The Commission found that the aid is necessary to prevent Uljanik from going out of business immediately and avoid significant (1,800) job losses. Moreover, the company’s liquidity needs over the next months are based on reasonable assumptions and will be monitored by an independent auditor on the basis of weekly liquidity plans. Finally, Croatia committed to notify a restructuring plan for the company within a maximum of six months.

Uljanik has several ships on order or under construction, such as ro-ro’s for CLdN and an expedition cruise yacht for Scenic.

Photo: Uljanik

German Naval Architect Carsten Ortloff joins OSK-ShipTech

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With numerous ferry projects lined up in the not so distant future, Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech A/S welcome a very experienced naval architect with more than 18 years of design experience: German Naval Architect Carsten Ortloff.
He will join OSK-ShipTech in February. Carsten comes from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, where he has held the role of responsible naval architect for several ro-ro and ro-pax projects (Smyril Line, BC Ferries, Irish Ferries, CMAL…).
The general order increase is spilling over to sister company Steen Friis Design, who is experiencing high demand for interior design services and interior concepts. The company is looking to hire more interior designers.