Catamaran newbuilds for Torghatten’s Nordland Commuter Service

Equipped with Humphree Active Stabilization

 

Norwegian builder Brødrene Aa recently handed over two new catamaran ferries to Nordland Fylkeskommune (NFK) for operation by Torghatten Trafikkselskap. For the comfort of the passengers and the crew a Humphree Active stabilization system was installed.

The ferries were designed to be integrated seamlessly into the existing NFK transport network. Each newbuild is thus equipped with two fore and two aft gangways from Undertun to facilitate the easy embarkation and disembarkation of passengers at any of the ports along their intended routes without the need to modify the existing quays and other infrastructure.

Each ferry has a length of 30 metres, a beam of 8.3 metres, a draught of 1.9 metres, a displacement of 280 tonnes, and capacity for 95 passengers as well as cargo loaded on six pallets. The cargo pallets are loaded and unloaded with the aid of a Palfinger Marine PK8501M crane fitted on the aft deck.

The Catamarans Liv Grannes and Sigrid Sigurdsdotter were named in honour of two notable female figures in Norwegian history. Liv Grannes was a member of the Norwegian Resistance during World War II while Sigrid Sigurdsdotter was a known viking leader from the ninth century.

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