Keel-laying ceremony held for HANSEATIC INSPIRATION
On October 18 the keel-laying ceremony was held at the VARD shipyard in Romania for HANSEATIC INSPIRATION, the second of the two new expedition cruise ships built for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
The hulls of both HANSEATIC INSPIRATION and sister HANSEATIC NATURE are being built in Tulcea, Romania, and will then be towed to VARD's Langsten Shipyard on the west coast of Norway for final outfitting and commissioning.
Both HANSEATIC NATURE and HANSEATIC INSPIRATION are built to the highest ice class for passenger ships, although they are also designed for operation in tropical waters, including the Amazon. When operating in Antarctica, the passenger capacity for each vessel will be reduced from 230 guests to 199 guests.
The maiden voyage for HANSEATIC INSPIRATION is set for October 2019 – HANSEATIC NATURE will follow in April 2019. https://www.shippax.com/e...
A contract has been signed for the expansion of the commercial port of Rønne Havn on the Isle of Bornholm with the first spadework estimated to take place at the end of 2017.
Following a tender process, the first phase of the expansion project has been awarded to the Danish contractor, Per Aarsleff A/S. This agreement fully complies with the "MasterPlan 2050".
The port will expand in four phases spread over a 30-year period. In the first phase, a new 1,100m outer breakwater will be constructed, together with a multi-purpose terminal that has a 300m quay length, a new ro-ro facility and a new 150,000m² zone.
The water depth will be increased to 11m, making calls of the world's largest cruise ships possible. Besides the land- and seaside expansion plans, new wastewater discharge facilities will also be built.
Rønne Havn currently has an annual throughput of 1.5 million passengers and 380,000 cars. https://www.shippax.com/e...