On 21st November, Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (“FMEL“) successfully launched MV Glen Sannox at its Port Glasgow Shipyard, the first ship of a series of two Ro-Ro Ferries for the Caledonian Maritime Shipowner Assets Limited (“CMAL“).
Glen Sannox is the first LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and Marine Gas Oil (MGO) to be built in the UK, being the first with this typology to be operated by Caledonian MacBrayne
The construction of this 102-meter ship began in 2016 and is scheduled for delivery in the winter of 2018/2019. It is planned to operate in different ports in Scotland, however, the Ardrossan – Brodick route will be the first to be served, ensuring the transport of up to 1,000 passengers and 127 cars.
During the launch ceremony attended by Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Ferguson Marine thanked the subcontractors “I would like to thank all our collaborators and subcontractors for the significant efforts to ensure a successful launch and also a commitment to ensure that we will continue to develop the company in the sense of becoming a world reference in construction and naval engineering”.
FMEL and CMAL are working closely to define the operating principles and critical operations that stem from the nature of the project and the environment in which the ship will operate. The main technological partners, of which Vera Navis stands out, have cooperate with the Shipowner, Operator and Shipyard to provide all technical support.
Vera Navis provides the entire three-dimensional model and all Construction \ Coordination plans for the detail design of Structures, Fluid and Gas networks, Ventilation & Air Conditioning model and Electrical Network \ Cable Ladders.
Vera Navis participates, together with the main suppliers of equipment and engineering such as Wartsila, Kongsberg and TTS, in the construction of the best possible solutions within a very demanding contractual framework and of high responsibility.
Watch the launch day video