A new lightweight sandwich composite concept may reduce the weight of a RoPax superstructure by as much as 60%. This opens up for increased loading capacity, and thus increased profits for operators.
DNV, together with Stena, FiReCo and Brødrene Aa, has found that the introduction of a lightweight composite superstructure module for a RoPax design case leads to a 60% decrease in weight for that module compared to a traditional steel design.
Stena is currently considering the new concept with great interest.
Date: 08 June 2007