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23 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:33 GMT+2

September 4, 2020

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Technical launch of the hull of a new Network ferry Italian Railway

The ship's construction will now be completed by Genoa Naval Industries

At the Cimar shipyards in St. George of Nogaro, completed the operations for the technical launch of the hull of the new Ferry Network Italian Railway (RFI) which will be employed in the Strait of Messina. The hull of the future ship Iginia is now en route to Genoa, towed Gianemilio C.unit, where in the coming months completed its construction at Genoa Naval Industries (GIN), the established in 2008 by the union of two historic shipyards Genoese, T. Mariotti and St. George of Porto awarded the European competition called by RFI for the realization of the Ferry.

The ship, of a mono-directional ro-ro type for the transport of carriages and railway wagons, passengers, rubberized vehicles, is 147 meters long, 19 meters wide, has a range of 2,500 tons and can navigate at a speed of 18 knots. The hull, which already has engines, generators, propulsion machinery and systems installed on board during the preliminary set-ups at St. George of Nogaro, completed in Genoa with the installation of the two smokes and the pre-designed structures in previous months. The works will then continue with the furnishings, the railway armament and the completion of all implants.

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