Sep 18, 2023 | Ship design & naval architecture news

The Abu Dhabi Ports Group has commissioned Penguin Shipyard International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Penguin International Limited, and naval architect Incat Crowther to design and deliver two new 56m ro-pax catamaran passenger and vehicle ferries.

The new vessels will be built by Penguin International in Indonesia and are capable of transporting up to 194 passengers and 25 vehicles. Replacing two older vessels in the Abu Dhabi Ports Group fleet, the new vessels will service Delma Island from Jebel Dhanna on the UAE mainland – a 42km route. Powered by four MTU Engines and Kamewa 71 S-4 waterjets, the new vessels are designed specifically for local environmental conditions. Capable of travelling at a service speed of 35 knots, the vessels are designed to deliver a seamless, safe and convenient customer experience.

Incat Crowther MD Europe Ed Dudson said: “This exciting project will see Incat Crowther’s team of digital shipbuilders and naval architects working closely with Penguin Shipyard International and Abu Dhabi Ports Group to deliver two, state-of-the-art, tailored passenger vehicles ferries. Incat Crowther’s experience in delivering tailored, efficient and customer-focused ro-pax ferries to operators around the world meant we have been well placed to deliver on Abu Dhabi Port Group’s brief to deliver two high quality, operationally efficient ferries. The two vessels are now under construction in Penguin’s Batam shipyard and we’re looking forward to trials taking place next year.”

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