Fr. Fassmer GmbH & Co. KG in Berne, Germany, has built the new Helgoland Ferry for Reederei Cassen Eils GmbH & Co KG (a subsidiary of operator AG Ems).
The Helgoland Ferry is being built in accordance with the environmentally-friendly “Blue Angel” standard. The ferry uses LNG as fuel, enabling soot particles, NOx and SOx, to be largely eliminated and CO2 emission to be reduced. The ferry is 79 m long, have a capacity of 1000 passengers and has been designed to have a cruising speed of 20 knots. After the delivery of the vessel in 2015, the Helgoland Ferry provides an all-year-round service between Cuxhaven and Helgoland.
MAN Rollo has supplied the generator sets that serve as auxiliary generators. Additionally the sets can be deployed as boost power for the main propulsion system. The new MAN E3262 LE202 engines are used for the generator sets. These 500 Kw engines have been developed on the basis of the lean-burn combustion process. The sets meet the requirements of the classification society DNV-GL.