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Circle 241 on Reader Service Card www.maritimereporterinfo.com the prestigious Cruise and Ferry Awards 2001 as the most significant cruise ship newbuilding in the past two years. The event, which was hosted at the
Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, saw the Olympic
Voyager take the top prize amongst fierce competi- tion for pioneering the fast cruise concept. The panel of judges, who were chosen from such orga- nizations as the International Maritime Organiza- tion, the Maritime Hotel Academy and the Royal
Institute of Naval Architects.
In the constant battle to increase efficiencies enjoyed by all yards, of all sizes, Blohm + Voss has sought to give greater amounts of work and respon- sibility to fewer subcontractors working at the ship- yard. This concept came to full fruition on
Olympic Voyager, as. in essence, there were three main suppliers features: Kaefer handled the interi- or; ABB was responsible for electronics and elec- tric; and Aero M took care of heating and ventila- tion.
Bremerhaven-based SSW GmbH effectively started its shipbuilding under this name in May 1998. and currently focuses on newbuilding of seagoing passenger ferries and midsize ships, as well as RoRo ships, luxury cruise vessels, reefer ships and gas carrers. In early April, the company was putting the finishing touches on Nils Holgers- son, a 640 passenger, 22-knot RoPax vessel for TT
Line, but was delayed by a problem with the ship's podded propulsion system. At press time the situa- i , i-r L.;J.T - < i - •^Tr— rTi';
SSW GmbH has orders for seven new-design containerships (with three options) in hand. Steel was cut in April, and the first launch is due in October. tion was still being worked on, but upon delivery the ship will offer a host of innovative advances.
Powered by five MaK engines (two MaK 8M 43's; two MaK 7M 43's; and one 6M 32), the ship will be propelled by two pod drive units arranged aft (each 11,000 kW stepless 0-175 rpm). Sister ship Peter
Pan was scheduled for delivery in August, but that date is questionable given the delay with the first vessel. Interestingly, as soon as Peter Pan is deliv- ered, Nils Holgersson will be back into SSW
GmbH for a conversion, as the owner wants to
Olympic Voyager from Blohm + Voss is the embodiment of the company's Fast Nlonohull design.
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