Ropaxes to be fitted with Wärtsilä equipment

2019-11-15T21:26:56+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

Two new ropax ferries being built at the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) yard in China will feature a comprehensive package of Wärtsilä solutions.

This order, valued at €30 mill, was placed in October 2019, and there are options to fit an additional two vessels.

The order includes four Wärtsilä 46 main engines, four Wärtsilä 20 auxiliary engines, and two hybrid V-SOx exhaust gas cleaning systems for each vessel.

“This is a very significant contract that once again emphasises Wärtsilä’s leading position as a total solutions provider to the cruise and ferry sector.

“Efficiency and operational flexibility are the pillars on which we build our products, with customer value and environmental compliance always as primary goals. We have engine manufacturing facilities in China close to the yard, and this local support is another strength as we build global partnerships,” said Stefan Nysjö, Vice President, Marine Power Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine.

The two 2,500 pax ferries will replace four existing ropaxes.

In addition to the passengers, each ferry will have more than 3,800 freight lane metres for vehicles.

Wärtsilä’s equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard at the beginning of 2021.