Brødrene Aa awarded contract for two 40m catamarans for China/Hong Kong

Illustration by Hareide Design

Brødrene Aa has won the international tender issued by Guangzhou Panyu Lianhuashan Port Passenger Transport Co., Ltd , (subsidiary of Chu Kong Shipping Enterprises Holdings Co. ltd) for design and build of two coastal high speed catamarans.

The contract comprises two identical vessels; both made of carbon fibre composites, each with a capacity of 270 passengers.

“We are very pleased with this contract, which is our biggest export-order to date. Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta is one of the largest markets for high speed vessels so this contract is a great opportunity for us” says Tor Øyvin Aa, managing director at Brødrene Aa.

The design is based on a low resistance hull form that has been used for several previous deliveries from Brødrene Aa. The length of the vessel is 40,8m and the beam is 10,8m. Both catamarans will be powered by 2x MTU 16V2000 M72 engines and driven by waterjets.  

A special feature on this project is the renewed design of the superstructure. More info about this will be published later. 

Delivery times for the new builds are November 2016 and January 2017