Kystekspressen takes delivery of M/S Terningen


Brødrene Aa is pleased to announce that M/S Terningen is handed over to Kystekspressen ANS. The new 275 pax carbon fibre catamaran will be put in operation on the route between Trondheim and Kristiansund.

M/S Terningen is 40,8m long, 10,8m wide. It is equipped with a pair of MTU 16V 2000M72 engines (1440 kW each) powering waterjets from Marine Jet Power (MJP). During speed trials the vessel reached 36 knots at 75% load which is almost 2 knots better than what the contract required.

Saving fuel and CO2 emissions

Kystekspressen is a service that has a total of 4100 running hours per vessel per year. Fuel consumption is therefore an important economic parameter. Results from speed trials shows that the new carbon fiber vessel will cut consumption by as much as 40% compared to the vessel it is replacing. At the same time the emissions of CO2 will be reduced in the same scale, which implies reductions of 3000 tons per year.

- We are very satisfied with the performance of M/S Terningen. This is a result of a successful cooperation between yard and operator, where both parties have been focused on finding the most energy-efficient solutions,  says managing director at Brødrene Aa, Tor Øyvin Aa.

Designed for rough sea conditions

The weather in the area where Terningen will be operating can be rough from time to time. In order to cope with these conditions, the vessel has been built with a long length.  The waterline length of M/S Terningen is 40,0 meter, which is 5m longer than the vessel previously operating the route. To prevent slamming, the bow has been raised to 4,15m and active interceptors from Humphree has been installed to reduce motions in heavy seas.

Passenger comfort and universal design

The  accommodation area is spaciously arranged with almost 40% of the seats at tables. The saloon floor is extra insulated in order to reduce the noise level. Large windows provides lots of light into the interior and creates an excellent view for passengers to the scenery outside. The vessel has been designed according to standards of universal design. It has dedicated locations for wheelchairs and strollers. Colours, patterns and flooring have been selected to make it easier for visually impaired passengers to orient themselves. All lighting points have also been strategically positioned to create natural ambience and atmosphere, or to provide dedicated task lighting. Signage and plans throughout the ship are tactile and provided in 3D for people who navigate using touch. 

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