Ship design specialist Deltamarin has signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the design of a car passenger ferry for Kvarken Link, a Finnish-Swedish consortium.
The ferry will have a freight capacity of 1,500 lane-meters for trucks on two cargo decks and she will accommodate 800 passengers. She is designed to have a low environmental impact, with machinery running on a hybrid dual fuel and battery solution. The main source of fuel is LNG but the ship will also be able to utilise liquefied biogas (LBG). To guarantee her ability to navigate independently during winter time in the challenging ice conditions of the Kvarken region, she will have an ice class of 1A Super.
Deltamarin’s commission covers basic and detail design services for all hull and machinery areas. The value of the contract with RMC is about €4M. 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 network companies.
“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 CEO of RMC Jyrki Heinimaa.
“We at Deltamarin are very happy to continue the strategic cooperation 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 is planned to be delivered in 2021 and she will be operating daily in the Kvarken region between the cities of Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden.