Scandlines and FAYARD sign new contract
After the shipyard Blohm+Voss in Hamburg conducted a thorough drawing and documentation work, it will be FAYARD A/S, which in the previous A.P. Moller – Maersk facilities will get the two passenger ferries ready for deployment at the Rostock-Gedser route in 2015.
“We are grateful for the confidence Scandlines show us and are pleased to take on the job. The work will start as soon as the first ship berths with us in about a week – it will obviously have a positive impact on employment in this area over the next year,” says CEO Thomas Andersen, FAYARD.
The two new ferries are to replace M/F Prince Frederik and M/F Prince Joachim, currently sailing between Gedser and Rostock. The two new ships are specifically designed to the route and offer considerably more space, since each will include 1,300 passengers and 480 cars or 96 trucks counter to today’s 977 passengers and 210 cars or 42 trucks.
The ferries will in combination with a scrubber be equipped with Scandlines’ pioneering and award-winning hybrid system that reduces greenhouse gases such as sulfur and particles by at least 90 percent.
“Scandlines and FAYARD has worked together over the last 35 years, and we know the yard as a reliable partner who can meet the delivery times. This has been crucial to us in this process,” says Scandlines CEO Søren Poulsgaard Jensen.
In 2013, Scandlines carried 11 million passengers, 2.5 million cars and 0.7 million freight units on the routes Roedby-Puttgarden, Gedser-Rostock and Elsinore-Helsingborg.
Source: Scandlines / Published on maritimedenmark.dk (July 12, 2014)