Deltamarin has signed a €4 mill contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) to design the new ropax for Kvarken Link, a Finnish/Swedish consortium (see ICSI News 2nd February).
Deltamarin’s input covers basic and detail design for the hull and machinery areas.
The work will be carried out over a period of 13-14 months at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland and Poland with the assistance of other companies involved.
“In shipbuilding at Rauma, we have a long co-operative relationship with Deltamarin and it is important to continue this spirit of collaboration into the future,” said RMC CEO, Jyrki Heinimaa.
“We at Deltamarin are very happy to continue the strategic co-operation with RMC, which we started in the MOLS project. It’s great to be part of the journey, providing engineering services and supporting RMC in executing its growth plan,” said Deltamarin CEO, Janne Uotila.
The ferry will have a freight capacity of 1,500 lane-meters for trucks on two decks and she will accommodate 800 pax.
She has been designed to have a low environmental impact, with machinery running on a dual fuel and battery solution. The main source of fuel will be LNG. The vessel will also be able to burn liquefied biogas (LBG).
To guarantee her ability to navigate independently during winter in the challenging ice conditions of the Kvarken region, she will have an Ice Class notation of 1A Super.
Planned for a 2021 delivery, she will operate daily in the Kvarken region between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden.