Doeksen’s LNG ferry Willem Barentsz wins tech and design award

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Doeksen ferry Willem Barentsz wins award

Published: 29-09-2021

The first single fuel LNG ferry in the Netherlands, Willem Barentsz, has won the international 'Shippax Technology and Design Award 2021'. We congratulate shipping company Doeksen with this great achievement and are proud to have contributed to this great project.

The jury praises Willem Barentsz as follows:
“Operating in the shallow Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site, ecological sustainability is at the heart of the design of the 70.65m long by 17m beam catamaran Willem Barentsz. Powered by two 1,492 kW MTU high-speed LNG engines driving Veth Propulsion azimuthing thrusters, a 46m³ LNG tank is located in each hull.

As part of the hybrid package, Willem Barentsz also has an Orcan heat recovery system, converting residual heat into mechanical power which is employed to charge two battery packs driving the bow thrusters. Solar panels supply part of the hotel load while other energy-saving measures include thermopane windows and the use of waste heat for heating of passenger saloons.
Besides being the best-in-class and most fuel-efficient ro-pax ferry ever designed for Wadden Sea service, the compact-sized Willem Barentsz is a genuine boutique ferry with attractive design elements typical for the area where it operates. Thanks to large picture windows that are wrapped around the Saloon Deck, the main passenger deck merges with the unique sea landscape.”

We also would like to congratulate:

  • BMT Nigel Gee (nautical design)
  • VRIPACK (interior and exterior design)
  • Shipyard Strategic Marine
  • MTU solutions / Rolls-Royce (engines)
  • Orcan Energy AG (heat recovery)

And all other parties with whom we have collaborated, thank you for your important contribution to this great result.

See the links below for more information:

News item Offshore-Energy

News item Shippax