Over many years Knud E. Hansen has been one of the world’s leaders in terms of ship design, with a proven track record in providing unique and leading-edge solutions to the maritime industry.
Following several RoRo and RoCon projects around the world in the past years, Knud E. Hansen has now again signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the basic design of a number of large RoRo vessels, based on the Grimaldi/Knud E. Hansen design.
The new vessels, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2020, will have a length of 238 metres, a beam of 34 metres and a gross tonnage of 64,000 tonnes. They will be able to transport over 7,800 lane metres of rolling units, equivalent to approximately 500 trailers.
The design of the newbuilds was developed by the Technical and Energy Saving Department of the Grimaldi Group together with Knud E. Hansen in close cooperation with the shipyard. The RoRo’s are known as the “Grimaldi Green 5th Generation” (GG5G).