Advertisement

World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

In May 2019 Australian shipbuilder Incat secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship.

Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m ship for long-standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay.

The completed vessel will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built and the ninth vessel for Incat’s valued South American customer.

The ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports on the River Plate (Rio Plato) between Argentina and Uruguay.

At a probable 13,000gt the 130m by 32m wide vessel will carry 2100 passengers and 220 cars. The duty free shop will be world’s largest fitted on a ship, with over 3000 square metres of retail floor space, similar in size to a large airport duty free shop.

Work is under way on design and engineering, the physical construction will commence as soon as the detail design drawings are completed and approved by the customer.

The new Buquebus ship, Incat hull 096, is predicted to have a maximum speed of over 40 knots. The 130-metre ship will be powered by four dual fuel engines that will burn environmentally friendly LNG while in service between Argentina and Uruguay.

Incat shipyard currently has confirmed orders covering the next four years with high expectations of other large vessel orders. The workforce now totalling over 600 will be expanded to facilitate the construction of the new vessels in Incat’s very healthy order book.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Cruise industry in good health

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released its annual State of the Cruise Industry report, revealing robust growth in the sector still recovering from...
Advertisement

Related articles

Cruise industry in good health

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released its annual State of the Cruise Industry report, revealing robust growth...

Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam returning to Dover

Holland America Line vessels Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam will arrive at Dover on 20 April and 26 April,...

Lerwick looks ahead to more cruise visitors

Lerwick Port Authority announced the opening of what promises to be another record cruise season at the Shetland...

New ferry Glen Rosa launched and officially named

Second dual fuel ferry successfully launches on the Clyde Glen Rosa, the second of two dual fuel vessels being...