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New Fred Olsen

Norwegian operator Fred Olsen Express has ordered two new high-speed ferries for the Canary Islands.

The vessels will traverse the Mediterranean waters at up to 38 knots, powered by four MTU engines per vessel capable of moving 1,100 passengers and up to 276 cars at speeds unimaginable for low-emission power plants just a few years ago.

Fred. Olsen Express has been transporting people around the Canary Islands for more than 115 years. The new ferries will join a fleet of six fastcraft, including the trimaran Benchijigua and the catamaran Betancuria, both claimed to be the largest in the world in their categories. The Norwegian company is a believer in multi-hulls and the new vessels, which will be launched in 2020, are both trimarans.


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