Merima, a provider of turnkey solutions for shipbuilding, has been contracted to build all the public areas and cabins, as well as large parts of the technical areas for the new ferry under construction for Kvarken Link.
“We are pleased to be working with Merima on the new Ferry. They are known for their state-of-the-art interior solutions for cruise and passenger ship, so we can be sure the quality of the interior will be good,” said Markus Backlund, Project Manager for the interior design, Kvarken Link.
“We are happy that we have been chosen to build the public areas of this new Ferry. This is a very exciting project for us as the first in which we are working together with Rauma Marine Constructions in the new partnership model. Wasaline have achieved impressive success over their relatively short existence so far, and we are very glad we can help to shape the next chapter in their story,” added Mikko Mäkiranta, Merima Deputy CEO.
The construction of the new ferry has started at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard. She will replace the existing ‘Wasa Express’ in the spring of 2021. She will be operated by Wasaline and sail between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden.
Earlier, the company announced that the interior designs for the new ferry are being finalised. Kudos Dsign has produced the interior design plan for all public areas.
“We are very pleased with the interior design plan. The design is down-to-earth, and we got just what we were looking for. Kudos Dsign has been easy to work with, and the communication has been fluent,” Backlund added.
“Part of our project team has roots in the Botnia region, which makes this project very special and personal to us. From the very beginning it was obvious that the design direction should be honest and simplified just like the Botnia region is known as at its best. We were inspired by the windswept islands of the Botnian archipelago, the wide open fields, and the majestic landscape of Västerbotten, not forgetting the traditional craftmanship skills and today’s greenhouse farming,” said Anu Shaw, Kudos Dsign Senior interior designer & Project Manager.