Danish ship designers win Ferry Oscars
Two of OSK Group’s companies have received the highest stamp of approval in the ferry industry as they are both awarded for their design contributions at the Shippax Ferry Conference 2019 taking place aboard SILJA SERENADE at the time of writing.
Newly delivered newbuilding MV Visborg wins the ‘Shippax Technology and Design Award 2018’. She is the largest LNG-powered ferry in domestic service and represents a further evolution of Rederi AB Gotland’s earlier generations of vessels also built at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). Due to new regulations, including SRtP (Safe Return to Port), the MV Visborg was a far more complex ship to build and its LNG propulsion was a first for a RoPax built in China.
“Being the most powerful of its kind, MV Visborg marks a new era for the Scandinavian-Asian collaboration between us as designers, owners Rederi AB Gotland, and builders GSI”, says Kristian Lind, Chief Technical Officer of OSK Group.
"I am immensely proud of the technical design team who has ensured a significant reduction on fuel consumption as well as CO2, NOx, and SOx emissions”.
Irish Ferries’ newbuilding W.B. Yeats wins the ‘Shippax Ferry Concept Award 2018’. Besides being so flexibly designed that she can be used for operation on all Irish Ferries’ existing routes – both short and long – between Ireland, France, and Britain, she is the first European RoPax newbuilding to be equipped with scrubber technology. On the interior side, passenger comfort, easy access, and recreational facilities have been paramount in the design process and the result is a modern ferry with a series of outstanding public areas.
“Irish Ferries is a new client for us, and what better way to start a relationship than to take home an award for their newbuilding!”, exclaims Anders Ørgård, Chief Commercial Officer of OSK Group.
“We are very grateful to have been part of this big collaboration between owners Irish Ferries, builders and designers Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, OSK-ShipTech, and Steen Friis Design.”
MV VISBORG – Shippax Technology and Design Award 2019
Owner: Rederi AB Gotland
Shipyard: Guangzhou Shipyard International
Naval Architect: OSK-ShipTech A/S
W.B. YEATS – Shippax Ferry Concept Award 2019
Owner: Irish Ferris
Builders & Designers: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft
Owner’s Consultant: OSK-ShipTech A/S
Interior Designers: Steen Friis Design A/S
Source: OSK Group