LaNaval Shipyard in Spain has signed a contract to design and build a new ferry for the Dutch company Royal N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming (TESO), located on the island of Texel, at the north of The Netherlands. The Ferry will be powered by diesel-oil or alternatively Natural Gas, being helped also by electric batteries that will form an integral part of the advance energy management system.
The ferry, which will be named “Texelstroom”, is a new generation vessel for the transportation of up to 1,750 persons and 350 vehicles. She will have the dimensions of 135 meters length and 28 meters width and will be equipped with the latest technologies in the market, making a breakthrough in energy consumption and environment friendship. Apart from the natural gas technology, she will have over 700 square meters of solar panels providing some independence from conventional fossil fuels.
The Ferry will operate between the port of Den Helder, at the north of The Netherlands, and the island of Texel, with very intensive transit of passengers and vehicles.