|Sydney Harbour Ferries
|Application: Engine Rooms
Incat Tasmania’s Hobart Shipyard has been awarded a contract to build new ferries to operate on Sydney’s Inner Harbour. The vessels will be spacious with comfortable inside seating, outdoor viewing areas, a large walk around deck and additional features for passengers; including Wi-Fi access and real-time journey information, and charging stations for electronic devices. The Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd shipyard at Prince of Wales Bay in Hobart Tasmania has approx 250 staff. Incat has completed ferries for international operations.
The modularity and compactness of the FirePro fire extinguishing system were two of the decisive factors in its selection for the protection of the engine rooms of the vessel. Also pivotal in equal measure of importance for the selection process were firstly the ability of the FirePro system to tackle A, B, E classes of fire and secondly the minimal maintenance costs required over its long lifetime. Lastly and completing the FP system’s contract clinching attributes were its Marine Approvals and its environmentally friendly nature.
Risks Involved & Consequences
|Results & Implementation
FirePro total flooding fire suppression systems installed in both Enginr rooms on each ferry to protect critical propulsion equipment and offer peace of mind to operators in case of a fire emergency. With no piping required and no pressurized cylinders the systems were easily and quickly installed without posing a threat to personnel or the environment. In short FirePro then, has effectively reduced operational hazards and financial losses due to down times for all stakeholders.