The newbuildings are not only very important for the utilisation of the Volkswerft Stralsund shipyard's capacities. The shipyard group also regards this order as one of the most important milestones for developing new technical challenges. Financing the activities of German shipyards is a core business area of KfW IPEX-Bank.
The financing comprises around 75% of the order value and benefits from an ECA cover by Euler-Hermes. The loan term is 12 years. The transaction will be refinanced through the German CIRR (Commercial Interest Reference Rate) scheme for ship financings.
The new ferries can carry up to 1,500 passengers and 90 lorries or 460 cars. They are scheduled to operate on the traditional route between Rostock, Germany and Gedser, Denmark from mid-2012 to replace the ferries currently in operation and to double the capacity of the route. The ferries can take vehicles on two decks, so that embarkation and disembarkation will take a maximum of 15 minutes despite the doubling of capacity. They also have much lower emissions and are more energy-efficient than their predecessors while providing passengers with a substantially higher level of service and comfort.
About KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
Within KfW Bankengruppe KfW IPEX-Bank is in charge of international project and export finance. It is responsible for providing financing to support the German and European economy, a task derived from the legal mandate assigned to KfW Bankengruppe. Its prime focus is on medium and long-term lending to boost the export economy, develop economic and social infrastructure and support environmental and climate protection projects. KfW IPEX-Bank operates as a legally independent group subsidiary and plays a major role in fulfilling the promotional mission of KfW Bankengruppe. It has approx. 490 employees (as of May 2010) and is represented in the key economic and financial centres around the globe.
Scandlines was founded in 1998 and is one of the largest ferry companies in Europe. Scandlines' core business is transportation of passengers and goods in the triangle between Denmark, Germany and Sweden, as well as on routes to the Baltic States and to Finland. Scandlines sails with 12 million passengers, 2.7 million cars, as well as 0.7 million trucks and trailers per year, and the prime mission is to provide efficient, reliable and competitive transportation.Scandlines Press Contact:
Dela Strumpf | presseportal
How Strong Brands Translate into Money
15.11.2016 | Kühne Logistics University - Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung
Demographic change depresses tax revenues
04.11.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT
Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings. With the “ArKol” project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISE together with partners are currently developing two façade collectors for solar thermal energy generation, which permit a high degree of design flexibility: a strip collector for opaque façade sections and a solar thermal blind for transparent sections. The current state of the two developments will be presented at the BAU 2017 trade fair.
As part of the “ArKol – development of architecturally highly integrated façade collectors with heat pipes” project, Fraunhofer ISE together with its partners...
At TU Wien, an alternative for resource intensive formwork for the construction of concrete domes was developed. It is now used in a test dome for the Austrian Federal Railways Infrastructure (ÖBB Infrastruktur).
Concrete shells are efficient structures, but not very resource efficient. The formwork for the construction of concrete domes alone requires a high amount of...
Many pathogens use certain sugar compounds from their host to help conceal themselves against the immune system. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now, in cooperation with researchers at the University of York in the United Kingdom, analyzed the dynamics of a bacterial molecule that is involved in this process. They demonstrate that the protein grabs onto the sugar molecule with a Pac Man-like chewing motion and holds it until it can be used. Their results could help design therapeutics that could make the protein poorer at grabbing and holding and hence compromise the pathogen in the host. The study has now been published in “Biophysical Journal”.
The cells of the mouth, nose and intestinal mucosa produce large quantities of a chemical called sialic acid. Many bacteria possess a special transport system...
UMD, NOAA collaboration demonstrates suitability of in-orbit datasets for weather satellite calibration
"Traffic and weather, together on the hour!" blasts your local radio station, while your smartphone knows the weather halfway across the world. A network of...
Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) are frequently used in the aeronautic and automobile industry. However, the repair of workpieces made of these composite materials is often less profitable than exchanging the part. In order to increase the lifetime of FRP parts and to make them more eco-efficient, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the Apodius GmbH want to combine a new measuring device for fiber layer orientation with an innovative laser-based repair process.
Defects in FRP pieces may be production or operation-related. Whether or not repair is cost-effective depends on the geometry of the defective area, the tools...
10.01.2017 | Event News
09.01.2017 | Event News
05.01.2017 | Event News
16.01.2017 | Trade Fair News
16.01.2017 | Automotive Engineering
16.01.2017 | Life Sciences