Investment into major ferry refit

In collaboration with naval architects Hauschildt Marine, Danish yard Fayard is working on a 13-million-euro ferry retrofit contract for shipping company Smyril Line.

Work involves Smyril Line’s RoPax vessel Norröna, built in Germany at Flender Werft in 2003. The vessel sails a regular service between the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Denmark.

Hauschildt Marine was responsible for the design process, which was based on an accurate 3D model of the ship. Decks 5 and 6 of the ferry had previously been upgraded,  now the upper deck was re-dimensioned. It was given a new outdoors skybar and a new lounge area with a large panoramic view. The retrofit also involves 50 new luxury cabins being added, moving the crew’s cabins to a different location on the ferry and getting rid of the old shared cabins. “We have gradually got more comfortable cabins, and there is no doubt that the new 50 cabins will be highly sought-after,” says Jóhan av Reyni, maritime director at Smyril Line.

Work is scheduled to be finished in March.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore