While working on the construction of the first hybrid ferry for Schlepp – und Fährgesellschaft Kiel (SFK), the keel laying for the second, fully electric, ferry took place on Wednesday April 1, 2020 at Holland Shipyards Group’s yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The Netherlands.
In May 2019, SFK awarded Holland Shipyards Group for the design and delivery of a new ferry, named “Gaarden”. During the construction of this first ferry, SFK opted for the design and delivery of a second ferry, named “Düsternbrook”.
Both vessels are part of the long-overdue re-generation of the city’s passenger fleet. Opting to build this second ferry at Holland Shipyards Group is in line with the ambition of the city of Kiel to ensure consistency in their fleet, and also fits perfectly within its goals to provide zero-emission public transport in the area of Kiel.
Vera Navis is proud to be a trusted supplier on detailed engineering services for Holland Shipyards and contribute for the second ferry “Düsternbrook” project by providing basic, structural and systems detail design.
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