The governor Sérgio Cabral has signed, this Friday (15), on the Guanabara’s palace, a contract with the Chinese shipyard Afai Southern Shipyard, which belongs to the company China Shipping Group, for the acquisition of seven new ferries, with 2 thousand places each, to make the ferry between Praça XV and Praça Araribóia. They foresee an fabrication time of 24 months, but the governor made an appeal to at least one of the barges to be delivered before the 2014’s football world cup.
Two other ferry were bought by the State governor, by 500 places each, they will be produced by the Cearense shipyard INACE, which also won the bidding. The entire investment is by R$ 273 million.
“Our government has been China’s partner, because on the biddings they are showing quality, good price and good delivery time. We are having a good experience with the trains bought from China, they are changing million people’s mobility quality. Now we are very happy with the contract, but the winners will be the Rio’s population: they’ll have a bigger life quality, comfort and time to be with their families, to lounge and they’ll arrive faster to the job”, said the governor.
The transport capability will duplicate
The transport Secretary Julio Lopes, said that with the new vessels, the capability from Barcas S/A will duplicate.
“Now we have 12,6 thousand places, and, with the new ferry we’ll have 24 thousand places per hour. This is going to bring a new comfort standard to the population, this ferry boats have air conditioner and a navigation system of double ended.
The Chinese vessels are 70% more efficient
According to Ding Nong, Vice-president of China Shipping Group, the Afai is leader in China and also on the Southeast Asia in vessels high speed production, which are commercialized to the United States, Europe and Asia.
“The products has achieved a high evaluation by its clients”, Said Nong.
The China vessels are 70% more electrical efficient, polluting less per transported person. One of the ferryboats is moved by Gas, this reduces the pollution to zero.