Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands

Monday, April 20, 2015

Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands

We are proud of being the designer of the third generation domestic ferry for service between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.

This project is the second design within the last 15 years for the domestic ferry company Strandfaraskip Landsins and the third generation design by KNUD E. HANSEN A/S for the same route. The first KNUD E. HANSEN A/S ferry design was built in 1949 and was named Ritan. The second was built in 1971 and was also named Ritan.

The new ferry will replace the 40 m RoPax ferry, which is currently servicing the island of Nolsoy.

The construction of the ferry is expected to be issued for tender primo May 2015.

This new RoPax ferry will have a hybrid diesel electric/battery power pack with thrusters or Voith Schneider propulsion.

With a length of 35 m and a beam of 11 m, the ferry has a displacement of approx. 675 tons and can carry up to 170 passengers in the summer period and 10-12 cars or alternatively 2 trucks and 5-6 cars.

The ferry is designed with double hull for safety and can withstand water on deck with a significant wave height of 3,0 m.

The vessel has been developed with low energy consumption in mind and fitted with batteries and a heat recovery system, principally enabling the ferry to do a round trip between Nólsoy and Tórshavn on battery power alone.

Scope of work carried out by KNUD E. HANSEN A/S

Concept Design and Tender Design, includin:

  • General Design and General Arrangement
  • Technical specification
  • Preliminary hull lines and stability
  • Preliminary structural design
  • System drawings (mechanical and HVAC)

For further information, please contact:

Marni Olsen, Senior Naval Architect KNUD E. HANSEN A/S Faroese site office:

Mobile: +298 215099

E-mail: mao@knudehansen.com

Finn Wollesen Petersen, Managing Director KNUD E. HANSEN A/S:

Mobile: +4540842575

E-mail: wollesen@knudehansen.com

  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands
  • Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nolsoy and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands

The pictures below show the first and second generation ferries.

Rita Nolsoy

Built in 1949 and named Ritan. Designed by KNUD E. HANSEN A/S.

Rita Nolsoy 2

Built in 1971 and was also named Ritan. Designed by KNUD E. HANSEN A/S.