Damen to Develop Eco-Friendly Ferry Design

22 December 2010 (Last Updated December 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Damen Shipyard will develop the first environmentally friendly ferry design for the Netherlands-based shipping company Rederij Doeksen. The company operates passenger and car ferries between Harlingen and the Dutch Wadden islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. The vessel will

Damen Shipyard will develop the first environmentally friendly ferry design for the Netherlands-based shipping company Rederij Doeksen.

The company operates passenger and car ferries between Harlingen and the Dutch Wadden islands of Vlieland and Terschelling.

The vessel will be powered by LNG, a hybrid system using wind/solar energy and other alternative solutions, and may also have a diesel system with a filter if considered the better option.

Damen and Doeksen aim to have a detailed design complete by the end of 2011.

The sustainable ferry design project is partly funded by the Dutch government and by a European Union Interreg – North Sea Region grant (iTRANSFER).