Knud E. Hansen Design Chosen for New Danish RoPax Ferry

A RoPax ferry design by Danish naval architecture firm Knud E. Hansen has just been chosen by Denmark’s Strandfaraskip Landsins to replace the current ferry providing services between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.

This will be the third such design by Knud E. Hansen chosen for that specific route over the past 66 years.

nolsoy ferry

nolsoy ferry

The following pictures below shows the first and second generation ferries from 1949 and 1971, respectively:

rita nolsoy

rita nolsoy 2
Knud E. Hansen says this new ferry will feature a hybrid diesel electric/battery power pack with thrusters or Voith-Schneider propulsion which will enable it to do a round trip between Nólsoy and Tórshavn on battery power alone.  The shipyard has not yet been chosen at this point, the company says.

Vessel particulars:

  • Length o.a.: 37.25 m
  • Breadth moulded: 11.00 m,
  • Depth to car deck: 4.50 m,
  • Draught (design): 3.00 m,
  • Deadweight: approx. 160 t
  • Displacement: 675 tons
  • No. of passengers’ summer / winter: 170 / 90 pers.
  • No. of cars: 10-12 pcs.
  • No. of trucks: 2 pcs
  • Classification: DNVGL/BV

All images and renderings via Knud E. Hansen A/S.