GVB contracts Holland Shipyards to build state-of-the-art hybrid ferry for Amsterdam

In conclusion of a public tender procedure, GVB Amsterdam (Gemeentelijk Vervoersbedrijf) has selected Holland Shipyards to design, construct and deliver a new hybrid ferry to service the IJ-crossing routes.

GVB contracts Holland Shipyards to build state-of-the-art hybrid ferry for Amsterdam
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March 14, 2016

The ferry, which will be adjusted design of the existing ferries, will be designed in-house with Holland Shipyards. The external dimensions will be adjusted to measure 33,60 x 9,00 meters and with a draft of 1,66 meters.

The vessel will be propelled by electrically-driven azimuthing rudderpropellers of 250 kW each, which on their turn are driven by 133 kW diesel generators and battery packs. Additionally an exhaust-cleaning system will be fitted to further reduce emissions of toxic exhaust gases and particles.

This type of propulsion combined with the exhaust-cleaning system will result in a fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly ferry, which will be a valuable, innovative addition to the Dutch ferry fleet.

The ferry will be capable to transport a maximum of 410 persons at the same time.

Delivery of the ferry is expected somewhere later this year.

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