Following the signing of contracts with Guangzhou Shipyard and AVIC Weihai in China, Swedish cargo access company, TTS claimed to be in a strong position in the Ro-Pax segment.
Through its subsidiary, TTS Marine, the company recently signed contracts with the Chinese shipyards to deliver access equipment for three Ro-Paxes.
Guangzhou Shipyard is building two 230 m long vessels for DFDS. Their capacities will be 4,500 lane meters/600 pax. TTS will deliver access equipment, such as stern ramps, external doors, car decks and ramps.
The contract with AVIC Weihai is for a Ro-Pax of 214,5 m for Stena RoRowith a vehicle capacity of 3, 100 lane meters, plus a 1,000 pax. She will be chartered for 10 years to DFDS to strengthen the Dover – Calais route, starting 2021.
With her capacity, she will be the largest ship on the Channel. TTS will deliver access equipment, including external doors, ramps, stern and bulkhead doors for the vessel.
To ensure that a clean system is installed, both Guangzhou and AVIC will use the TTS IFS-70 flushing unit during installation of the TTS equipment that will have a positive effect throughout the lifetime of the vessels.
“It is exciting to be a part of the high expansion of Ro-Pax vessels that will traffic northern Europe in the near future. These contracts, in addition to previous orders at AVIC, Xiamen, Flensburg and Guangzhou, give us a strong position in the Ro-Pax segment.
“We strongly believe that our knowledge and early involvement in projects is important for the customers and have led to these contracts. We are happy to see high activity in China within the Ro-Pax segment and are proud to be selected as supplier to these projects,” said Jonas Persson, TTS Marine Vice President Sales & Projects