Illustration of the workboat that will transport passengers in Greenlandic waters (Source: Tuco Marine)

Denmark’s Tuco Marine wins Greenland passenger boat contract

Greenland’s largest passenger shipping company, Disko Line AS, has ordered a ProZero 15m FR Workboat from Tuco Marine. The twelve-passenger boat has been chosen because of features that combine effective operation in hostile conditions with good passenger comfort.

The hull, built from lightweight composite materials, will ensure low resistance, minimum fuel consumption, and good seakeeping characteristics. Dual Z-drives will provide fast transport even in the most challenging weather conditions and over long periods, Tuco Marine said.

The vessel will be built with appropriate preparation for hybrid operation in the future. It will have top-grade insulation, heated windows, specially designed tank systems, an upgraded heating installation, and roof rails for attaching gear and equipment.

“We have worked hard on the project together with Disko Line and the signed contract is really a recognition of the technology and the products we at Tuco have developed and refined for years,” declared Jonas Pedersen, Tuco Marine CEO. “We hope that this new boat can help bring the ProZero vessels further into the Arctic and North Atlantic markets, and we look forward to a good collaboration with the customer.”

Disko Line, established in 2004, operates a fleet of twelve vessels with capacity from twelve to 60 passengers. The company transports passengers for the Government and provides tourist trips in Disko Bay.

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Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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