German shipping company Norden-Frisia has ordered a new diesel-electric ferry which will be built at Cassens Werft in Emden. The delivery is expected in summer 2015. According to the shipping company the new build with a modified exhaust after treatment system from Kurre Abgastechnik and with a diesel particle filter. Norden-Frisia says that the power plant will reduce emissions by up to 90% and very fine particulates by up to 99%, “…with this we will have almost the same emission values like with a natural gas driven ferry”. Same like the FRISIA VIII, which was the first German island ferry awarded with the German environmentally quality certificate “Blue Angel Ship Design”, also the new build is planned to receive this award.The vessel will be of identical dimensions to Norden-Frisia’s FRISIA IV, which features 70.7 m. It is planned to have the double ender’s Voith Schneider propellers in combinatory operation, a development which the owners... [More]
Lightweight aluminum structure for low fuel consumptionHamburg Port Authority (HPA) received a brand new pilot boat and named it LOTSE 4. Godmother was Mrs Cordula Ortmann, employee of the Hamburg Port Pilot Brotherhood (Hafenlotsenbrüderschaft).The around 1.7 million EURO expensive boat has been built at Shipyard Hermann Barthel in Derben, Germany. The shipyard built the boat in around nine month. With this new ship HPA owns now four pilot tender.Dimensions of the new boat are of 18 m in length, 4.82 m width and a max depth of 1.25 m. Two MAN Diesel engines with an output of 360 kW each at 1.800 rpm enforce the boat up to 20 knots. The propulsion concept includes furthermore two reverse gear units and a hydraulic controlled helm. Crew consists of one skipper and one ships mechanic.
The new pilot tender during its christening ceremony
To reduce exhaust emissions HPA selected drive motors which fall short of the existing exhaust emission legislations by 30%. Furthermore, instead o... [More]