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19 September 2017 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:10 GMT+2



August 21, 2017

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Austal will construct a fast ferry for the Norwegian Fjord Line

conclusive Phase of the negotiations for a contract of the value of beyond
100 million dollars
the company of Norwegian navigation Fjord Line has announced the order for the construction of a new emitted fast ferry regarding the navalmeccanica society Australian Austal Ships. This last one has specified that the negotiations for the store clerk still have not been capacities to term and that still they are not satisfied some preliminary conditions to the subscription of the contract.

the negotiations regard the realization of a fast catamaran of the length of 109 meters and the width of 30,5 meters, with analogous characteristics to the ferry already ordered from the Danish company Mols-Linien( the 23of june 2016). The new contract would have a value of beyond 100 million dollars.

Austal has specified that the planning and the construction of the ship will begin immediately after the definition of the contractual agreements.

Fjord Line previews that the ship, that it will be able to transport 1,200 passengers and 410 motors vehicle to a speed of 40 knots, will be able to enter in service in 2020. The ferry will be employed in the marine connections between Norway (Kristiansand) and Denmark (Hirtshals).

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ABB Marine Solutions
Est Europea Servizi Terminalistici



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