Knud E. Hansen designs ferries for India
Knud E. Hansen has entered into a collaboration with Indian Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (India) to deliver two new ship designs, where there will be built two ships of each design. All four ships will be built at Cochin Shipyard in India and will sail under the Indian flag.
The biggest design will provide a modern connection between mainland India and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. There will be a ship with a passenger capacity of 1,200 passengers, and the vessel will also be able to include up to 1,000 tons of mixed goods.
The smaller design will be deployed to the northern/southern islands or going to sail between the islands. This ship is designed to include 500 passengers and 150 tons of mixed cargo. Both designs will replace existing tonnage with modern ships that meet the latest standards of comfort and safety.
The design process has been divided between the two companies, which Knud E. Hansen has been responsible for the initial concept for both types of ships. Cooperation between the two parties has resulted in a unique design that includes both elements of the local knowledge and experience, and Knud E. Hansen's extensive experience in the design of passenger ships.
Source: Knud E. Hansen / Maritime Denmark