Damen wins contract for lifetime extension of Stockholm ferry

Damen Shiprepair Oskarshamnsvarvet (DSO) has won a public tender for the contract to undertake a lifetime extension project on the passenger ferry Waxholm II.

Built in 1983, the 35.5-metre ferry can carry up to 350 passengers and is operated by Waxholms Ångfartygs (Waxholmsbolaget), the public body responsible for public transport by boat in the Greater Stockholm region.

Waxholm II is scheduled to arrive at DSO on April 1, 2019 and will spend three months there before returning to service on July 3 this year.

The works will include the refurbishment of the passenger areas, the refit of the wheelhouse, the renewal of the generator and main switchboard, a major overhaul of the gearboxes, and the renewal of the aluminium bulkheads on the saloon deck.

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