PT Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia starts building Guadeloupe ferry

PT Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia starts building Guadeloupe ferry

Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther’s Digital Shipbuilding solution can create a 3D model of the ship

PT Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia has begun constructing a 35-metre catamaran for Guadeloupe-based ferry operator CTM Deher. 

During the construction project, the shipbuilder will use Incat Crowther’s Digital Shipbuilding solution, which can create a 3D digital model of the ship comprising all of its structural parts, mechanical and systems components, and associated data. The model will allow the shipyard to control the construction and quality management processes as well as the weight of the vessel, helping to ensure that the ferry will perform as expected. 

The newbuild will have capacity for 316 passengers over two decks in two classes. A midship staircase will link the two decks and house additional luggage racks, while a kiosk and bathrooms will be located to the aft of the main deck. A luggage room will be located aft of the main deck cabin, with overhead gantries enabling the movement of heavy luggage trolleys. There will be 48 exterior seats available for passengers on the mid-deck. 

The vessel will be powered by twin main engines that will produce 1,380 kilowatts of power each, allowing for a service speed of 25 knots.

Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
14 April 2022