The Australian shipbuilders Austal has rolled-out a new catamaran ferry for the Danish company Molslinjen at its Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.
After the hull and the superstructure had left the construction halls, the superstructure was lifted into place and joined to the hull. The ferry then underwent the final fitting out before beginning her sea trials.
Molslinjen operates between Jutland and the island of Zealand and the new high-speed vehicle/passenger Express 4 was ordered in April last year.
The 100m long ferry has been built to Austal’s Auto Express 109 design and features a hull form that will minimise fuel consumption. With a speed of upto 40 knots, the ferry will be able to carry 1,000 passengers and upto 425 cars.