Keel Laid for Brittany Ferries' LNG-Powered Honfleur

By ,   August 17, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has begun to assemble the hull of Honfleur, Brittany Ferries’ first LNG-powered vessel, at its yard in Germany.

The traditional keel-laying and coin ceremony was held to mark a construction milestone as well as to bring good fortune to the vessel. The ceremony was attended by Brittany Ferries and FSG representatives. 

The shape of the hull has a significant impact on the manoeuvrability in port and ship's stability at sea. The design of Honfleur aims to reduce vibration in order to create comfortable guest experience.

Honfleur ferry

Billerbeck and FSG team spent about 3 months creating the digital model of Honfleur’s hull, as well as testing it via computational fluid dynamic software. These tests allowed FSG to visualise the impact that waves have on the ferry, and how best to conserve energy. Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft also created animations to gauge how the ship will perform in heavy seas.

Other innovations to be featured on Honfleur ferry ae due to enhance ride quality for travellers and reduce fuel consumption.

Launching into Baltic Sea, Honfleur is scheduled to debut December 2019.