Three new carbon fibre ferries to be built for Chinese market

Brødrene Aa, Hyen, has announced a contract for three new high-speed carbon fibre catamaran ferries to be operated by China-based Zhongshan-Hong Kong Passenger Shipping Co-op.

  • Ferries will be constructed from carbon fibre reinforced plastics, which increases the strength 2-3 times that of traditional glass fibre, while reducing the weight by 40%.
  • Carbon fibres also do not rust or corrode like metals, reducing maintenance costs.
  • Vessels will start construction in November 2017 and are expected to be completed and delivered in Hong Kong by June 2019. They will operate between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China.

Read more on the press release.


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