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The New Ferry for Rathlin - Main Engines Installed

The vessel continues to push through the build process with main machinery being installed and the start of panelling out some of the interior spaces.

The electrical cables are still being run through the vessel, with around 70% already complete. Once complete the yard will be able to start terminating these cables with machinery, lighting, navigational equipment etc., which is a complex and lengthy process. Painting of the interior spaces is well underway with certain areas already fully completed, such as the engine room, forward void space and thruster compartment. Insulation material has also been fitted in the passenger lounge, engine room and wheelhouse areas, allowing the yard to start the installation of the final decorative panels. Once these panels are complete, the yard will be able to commence with the installation of the final fittings in each space.

The build is progressing well with key stages, or "milestones", being achieved such as the fitting of the main engines and propeller shaft alignment. Lloyd's Register, the Class society who inspect and approve the build, have also inspected and signed off the construction of the hull and superstructure. The installation of piping systems continues with completed sections being removed, to allow for the protective galvanic coating to be applied. These pipes will then be re-fitted to the vessel ensuring the systems are fully protected ahead of commissioning and being put into service.

We will be issuing future updates of the build on our website, along with similar updates on our social media pages on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

The vessel is under build with Arklow Marine

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The New Ferry for Rathlin - Main Engines Installed