The departmental council of Morbihan (Brittany, France) has confirmed the option to build a second RoPax vessel (roll-on roll-off passenger ship) at Aker Yards, Lorient, a shipyard located in Lanester, Morbihan. It is a sister ship of the Bangor, delivered in June 2006.The 450 passenger ship will be 46 meters long and is due for delivery in the second quarter of 2008. The value of the order is EUR 13 million.
The ship is designed to serve the island of Groix, in Brittany. It will benefit from the unique design features of the Bangor, such as multiple entrances, in order to facilitate embarkment and disembarkment, or the transversal propulsion system, making the ship easy to manoeuvre.
Main characteristics of the ro-ro pax
Length : 46 meters
Width : 12 meters
Passenger capacity : 450
Vehicle capacity : 32 cars, or 3 lorries and 15 cars
Speed : 12.5 knots
Aker Yards, France
Marianne Minard, Communication Manager
Tel. : +33 (0)2 51 10 90 37
Aker Yards ASA is an international shipbuilding group focusing on sophisticated vessels. The group has a strong position both in terms of innovation, product range, technology, experience and capacity. The product range includes cruise vessels & ferries, merchant vessels, offshore & specialized vessels. Aker Yards comprises 17 yards in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Romania and Ukraine. Aker Yards has approximately 20,000 employees.
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