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Schifffahrt | Shipping Prestigious orders for ferry designers In ferry shipping, Chinese shipyards seem to grab a bigger share in the newbuilding market. Recent European orders were placed in the Far East Photo: OSK Photo: Deltamarine »This is a dream-scenario« Anders Ørgård, CCO of OSK Group »A significant order« Janne Uotila Managing Director Deltamarin Italian-Swiss MSC Group and Onorato Armatori signed what they call a »historical contract« with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for the order of four luxurious RoPax ferries. OSK- ShipTech is behind the concept design for the largest ferry order ever. The contract was signed at a ceremony in Beijing. It is the long-standing cooperation between both OSK, yard and owners, which results in this project, the designer said. »Our two largest clients are now doing business together, so to us, this is a dream-scenario, where we are appointed designers on the basis of earlier projects and long-term successful cooperation with all parties. This is such a significant project, and this order is a fantastic opportunity to bring our competencies, the yard’s strength and the owners’ joint pool of many years of experience into play,« says CCO of OSK Group, Anders Ørgård. The new RoPax-ferries will each have a capacity of 3,765 lane meters and 536 cabins with room for 2,500 passengers in total. The accommodation will have a modern, clean look and will be designed based on passenger needs and spaciousness. Technologically, the ferries will be LNG-ready and »fitted with the latest technologies for energy optimisation«. Italian operator GNV under MSC Group will take two ferries, and the other two will be delivered to Italian operator Onorato Armatori. The contract includes an option for four additional ferries of the same type. »In any case, this a record ferry order – and a quantum leap for the joint cooperation between GSI and OSK,« it was added. OSK-CEO Jocob Thygesen said, »Both in Danish standards, but on a global scale as well, this is in any possible way a significant order in the current RoPax market.« The first of the four ferries is scheduled for delivery to GNV in 2021. Deltamarin expertise for DFDS In another recent newbuilding project, Finnish Deltamarin has signed a contract with Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for consultancy and engineering services for the new DFDS RoPax ferries. Deltamarin earlier carried out contract design of the ship concept for GSI in close cooperation with the owner. Deltamarin will provide the yard with basic (approval) and detail design together with Safe Return to Port (SRtP) documentation. The contract covers all disciplines and all areas. The value of Deltamarin’s contract with GSI is about 5 mill. €. The work will be carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland and China with the assistance of network companies from Europe over an estimated peri od of 13 months. Both ships are planned to be delivered in 2021 and built at GSI’s Nansha yard. »This significant order supports our strategy to further strengthen our position in the passenger vessel segment. We are very proud of this new contract and extremely happy to start cooperation with Guangzhou Shipyard International to ensure that DFDS will get the next-generation vessels to support their growth strategy in the Baltic Sea,« says Deltamarin’s Managing Director Janne Uotila. According to the owner, the 230 m long RoPax ferries will carry 4,500 lane metres of freight and passenger vehicles as well as 600 passengers. The ships are planned to be deployed on one of the Baltic routes connecting Lithuania to either Sweden or Germany. They will be fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers and have ice class 1C.ED 42 HANSA International Maritime Journal – 155. Jahrgang – 2018 – Nr. 4

Ferry Shipping News Schifffahrt | Shipping ENERGY EFFICIENCY More lengthening in Finnlines fleet The Finnish RoRo and RoPax company has decided to exercise the options to lengthen two more RoRo vessels. Finnlines’ 70 mill. € Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Programme was launched with the lengthening of four vessels in 2017, with an option of additional two. Finnlines has now decided to exercise the option. The first two vessels, »Finntide«, »Finnwave«, have already been operating in their extended length. By the end of May 2018, a further two vessels, »Finnsky« and »Finnsun«, will be lengthened, whilst works on »Finnbreeze« and »Finnsea« will be carried out in September–December 2018, the company now released. Each lengthened vessel will have a capacity increase of 30%. After the modification the units will be 217.7 m in length at a capacity of some 4,200 lane metres. »These two lengthened vessels in addition to the previous four, will help us meet increased demand and enable us to serve our customers more efficiently. One of our strategic decisions is to focus on improving our operational performance,« said Tom Pippingsköld, CFO of Finnlines. M SCANDLINES 3i holt neue Investoren an Bord Die 3i Group und von 3i verwaltete Fonds haben ihre Investition in Scandlines an First State Investments und Hermes Investment Management verkauft, zwei langfristige Infrastrukturinvestoren, die primär europäische Pensionsgesellschaften repräsentieren. 3i hat allerdings beschlossen, erneut in Scandlines zu investieren und erwirbt daher 35 % der Anteile, neben First State (50,1 %) und Hermes Investment Management (14,9 %). Der Nettoerlös von 3i nach der Reinvestition beträgt 347 Mio. € und wird für das erste Quartal 2019 erwartet. Das Gesamte Transaktionsvolumen beläuft sich laut 3i auf 1,7 Mrd. €. 3i und von 3i verwaltete Fonds hatten 2007 zunächst 40 % der Aktien von Scandlines erworben. 2010 kaufte 3i weitere 10% von der Deutschen Seereederei und erwarb die restlichen 50% von Allianz Capital Partners im November 2013. Seit 2007 hatte 3i Scandlines beim Wandel von einem staatlichen Unternehmen zur jetzigen Reederei unterstützt. So verkaufte Scandlines die baltischen Frachtrouten sowie die Route Helsingør-Helsingborg und konnte damit das Kerngeschäft auf zwei Fährrouten fokussieren, die Deutschland und Dänemark verbinden. First State, Hermes Investment Management und 3i möchten nach eigenen Angaben das weitere Wachstum bei Scandlines fortführen, dazu gehören auch weitere Investitionen in grüne Technologien. M 3i reduziert effektiv seinen Scandlines-Anteil von 100 auf 35 % Foto: Scandlines German expert Andreas Ullrich heads BV’s ferry business French classification society Bureau Veritas has appointed Andreas Ullrich as Global Market Leader, Passenger Ships & Ferries. He will be involved from the concept stages through the operational life of projects »helping ensure that clients are able to make the best commercial decisions based on technical understanding to mitigate risk and promote safety«, BV states. Passenger ships and ferries are very important areas of activity for Bureau Veritas. The society claims many innovative projects in these sectors, both in service and under construction, which are BV classed. Ullrich succeeds Jean- Jacques Juenet, who retires in April. Bureau Veritas classed passenger ship and ferry projects cover a wide range of developments including: Sunstone’s four expedition class ships (plus six options) to be built in China; Ponant’s ice-breaking, LNG fuelled, order; MSC Cruise’s LNG-fuelled mega ships; Scenic’s ultra-luxurious polar expedition ship; and Brittany Ferries new LNG fuelled ferry being built at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG). Ullrich graduated in naval architecture at the University of Rostock in 1989. He has Andreas Ullrich nearly three decades of classification experience, principally with cruise shipping. His classification career began at GL (later to become DNV GL) in 1989. He was technical support manager for Carnival Maritime’s AIDA branded fleet and a supporting expert to the German delegation at IMO – advising on fire protection and passenger ship issues. M Photo: BV HANSA International Maritime Journal – 155. Jahrgang – 2018 – Nr. 4 43

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