Fred. Olsen Opts For MTU Engines And Service Supplied By Rolls-Royce For Its New Fast Ferries

By 6 September 20182018 Newsletter week 36

Two new high-speed ferries to be run by Fred. Olsen are each to be powered by four MTU 20-cylinder 8000 M71L engines and by Kamewa waterjets from Rolls-Royce.

The ferries will be 117m trimarans, designed by Austal Australia, and are to ply the waters around the Canary Islands along with the world’s largest aluminium fast ferry in operation, the BENCHIJIGUA EXPRESS.

Each of the four engines will deliver 9,100 kW of power at 1,150 rpm. The trimarans will be able to accommodate over 1,100 passengers and up to 276 cars, and will be able to travel at speeds of up to 38 knots. Both ferries are to be delivered in 2020.