P&O FERRIES has signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd worth €260 million to deliver a new generation of ships on the English Channel.

P&O Ferries signs €260Mln contract with Guangzhou Shipyard for new advanced double-ended ships

  • Two 230-metre super-ferries – the largest ever to sail between Dover and Calais – will be operational by 2023.
  • Two options 2024
  • Cutting fuel use by 40 per cent through a combination of fuel and battery propulsion.
  • The heat recovery system saves fuel and reduces the vessel’s carbon footprint by using a steam system to provide heating for ULSFO fuel heaters, fuel tanks, FO/LO purifier heaters and HVAC system reheating. In addition, a heat pump will be used for HVAC system preheating, domestic hot water, machinery rooms and technical spaces below deck 8.
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  • Future-proofing anticipates the ‘zero carbon emissions ship’. The ship is designed with the capacity to be carbon neutral in the future on the twin assumptions that there are more electric shore charging stations in ports and batteries.
  • A double-ended design and two bridges on the ship, meaning that there is no need for it to turn around.
  • Outside deck areas to provide viewing platforms of the White Cliffs of Dover.
  • Panoramic sea views for passengers.
  • A power management system to close down parts of the ship when not in use.
  • The revolutionary new shape of hull for the English Channel and azimuth thrusters which increase manoeuvrability of the ship.
  • The naval architects for the project are OSK-ShipTech A/S.

Source: P&O Ferries

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