Car and passenger ferry Hammershus
Construction of Rauma Marine Constructions’ first newbuilding vessel, a car and passenger ferry named Hammershus for Danish shipping company Molslinjen, was completed in summer 2018 at the Rauma shipyard.
The 158-meter long and 23.5 meter wide ferry started operating in autumn 2018. The ship’s passenger capacity is 720, along with 20 crew members. The vessel can carry some 90 full-trailer trucks of cargo. Its main cargo is trucks, but the ferry can transport hundreds of personal cars if necessary.
The car and passenger ferry can travel up to 17.7 knots and it runs on sulphur-free fuel. The vessel also consumes significantly less fuel compared to previous vessels. This was made possible by the fuel efficient Wärtsilä main engines, as well as the shape of the hull. In addition, the vessel complies with all current and upcoming environmental regulations.
The primary operating route of the ferry is between Køge, Zealand and Rønne, Bornholm, but the ferry will see use for a period of the year on the route between Rønne and Sassnitz in Germany.
The ship was constructed in Rauma in full, and its impact on employment totaled around 1,000 person-years.