50 years of FORAN in continuous reinvention - December 2014 - No. 48 /Up-to-Date

Keel laying ceremony of a passenger vessel for Tanzania designed by SENER

Juma Malik Akil during the ceremony.

Juma Malik Akil during the ceremony.

The keel of the 1,200 passenger vessel designed by SENER was laid in the Factory No. 2 of POSCO PLANTEC, in Ulsan (South Korea). SENER representatives attended to the keel laying ceremony, which was presided by members of the Zanzibar’s Government, the owner of the vessel, among them the Secretary of the Tanzania’s Ministry of Infrastructures and Communications, Juma Malik Akil. The ship will operate in Northern Mozambique, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga and Mombasa.

The scope of the project developed by SENER includes conceptual and classification engineering and the 3D model to extract the production information, and it is being developed with FORAN, the company’s 3D CAD/CAM/CAE system. The design belongs to a specialty well known by SENER due to the recent references of passengers and Ro-Ro vessels, such as ‘José Manuel Entrecanales’ and ‘Murillo’ for Acciona, ‘Martin I Soler’ for Balearia, and one ferry for Viking Line.

Among the most important requirements of the ship, which will have an overall length of 90 m, highlights its passenger capacity, divided in economy, first and VIP classes. The vessel will have a garage for cargo and vehicles, with access through one stern ramp for cars and trucks and two side ramps for cargo. The speed on trials will be 16 knots at the design draft of 3.35 m. It will have a crew of 32 people.


POSCO Plantec professionals at the ceremony.

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