Vloot dab has ordered Damen Shipyards to build a new 25m-long ferry for the transportation of vehicles and passengers between the canal connecting Ghent, Belgium and Terneuzen, the Netherlands.
The new vessel will be named Cyriel Buysse and is to be built at Damen’s shipyard in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands. It will be powered by twin diesel engines and equipped with two Voith Schneider propellers.
Electricity to the vessel’s on board systems will be supplied with the help of shaft generators, while an emergency generator will also be installed as back-up.
The ferry is scheduled for delivery in March 2018.
Wärtsilä has agreed to support the Seabin Project's pilot programme, which aims to reduce plastics and other litter being thrown into the sea.
The two parties will work together for a three-year period in order to develop environmentally sustainable products.
The programme is set to be launched in April, and will initially involve the installation of the latest prototype Seabin V5 Hybrid floating waste bin in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports in an effort to collect rubbish before it enters the sea.
User experience and data from the pilot partners will be collected and analysed during the three-month test period of the prototype before commercial launch.