Skip to main content

 

 

CHINA'S AFAI SHIPYARD TO BUILD 1000-PAX FERRY FOR TAIWAN ROUTE

Sunday, March 3, 2019 

Guangzhou-based AFAI Southern Shipyard, China’s leading aluminium shipbuilder, has been contracted to build a 1000 passenger capacity high speed ropax for the China-Taiwan route. Incat Crowther will design the ferry for operation Fujian Strait Shipping Co (CSF) between Pingtan Island and the Taiwanese cities of Taichung, Taipei and Kaohsiung.

The ro-pax will have two vehicle decks, capable of carrying 230 cars or 42 containers. The resiliently mounted passenger cabin will have seating for 1000, in a mix of economy and business class.

The vessel will be powered by four MTU 20V8000 M71L main engines, each producing 9100kW at 1150rpm. Propulsion is by way of four Rolls Royce water jets, with power transmission via ZF gearboxes. Auxiliary power is provided by Caterpillar gensets.

Reader Comments (0)

There are currently no comments on this article. Why not be the first and leave your thoughts below.

Leave Your Comment

Please keep your comment on topic, any inappropriate comments may be removed.

Return to index

Web Analytics