Incat Secures Contract For World’s Largest Aluminium Vessel
Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m-long ferry for long standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay. The completed vessel will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built and the ninth vessel for Incat’s valued South American customer.
The 130m ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports on the River Plate (Rio Plato) between Argentina and Uruguay.
At a probable 13,000 gross registered tonnes the 130m-long, 32m-wide vessel will carry 2100 passengers and 220 cars.
Work is underway on design and engineering, the physical construction will commence as soon as the detail design drawings are completed and approved by the customer.
The new Buquebus ship, Incat hull 096, is predicted to have a maximum speed of over 40 knots. The 130m ferry will be powered by four dual fuel engines that will burn environmentally friendly LNG while in service between Argentina and Uruguay.