New Natural Gas driven Ferry for Helgoland Service

By Peter Pospiech at December 26, 2013 04:00
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Ferries, LNG fuel, Shipyards

Shipping Company Cassen Eils, Cuxhaven, part of AG Ems shipping company, has charged shipyard Fassmer GmbH, Berne, to build a new innovative ferry which is intended to do service between Cuxhaven, maybe also Hamburg, and the Island of Helgoland. It is the first new build of the company which will feature natural gas propulsion. The new ferry features a special designed hull, with this the vessel will have very special sea-keeping characteristics. The ships length is of 79,90 m, it’s width is of 12,40 m and the depth is of 3,60 m. A dynamical stabilizer system supports comfort on board the vessel.

The still existing HELGOLAND will be taken out of service in 2015 when the "Green Ship" with gas propulsion is ready

The ship can carry 1.000 passengers. The state-of-the-art passenger area features an open atrium with a glass elevator, several decks, large gastronomy, spacious sun-decks and a sky-bar. A Cargo compartment carries cargo of all kinds. Additional cargo space allows up to ten 10 foot container to stow.
The propulsion concept is based on two dual-fuel engines, two gears with PTO / PTI, four lean-burn gas auxiliary engines, one LNG-tank with regasification system. With this the ship will have a maximum speed of 20 kn. The vessel will be built under supervision of Germanischer Lloyd and features class notation of: 100 A5 E RSA (50) PASSENGER SHIP EU + MC E AUT GF, and navigates under the German Flag.
Cassen Eils particularly highlights the fact that the ship will be designed according to the regulations of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and will feature the Environmental Certification “Blauer Engel”. Green Shipping with Blue Angel Award: The eco-label – (RAL-ZU 141) is the environmental ship design.The oldest eco-labeling of Europe and challenging maritime emission permit at all. Sponsor: the United Nations. By this eco-label harmful emissions and deposition into the sea, as well as in the air, are minimized.

The eco-label "Blue Angel" for Environmental Ship Design

Image/graph: Shipping Company Cassen Eils

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