This order is for the first Danish ferry to be operated on LNG fuel. The ferry project sets an environmental benchmark for inland ferries, and is being closely followed by other municipalities and governmental bodies in Denmark and abroad.
Wärtsilä, is to supply the main propulsion generating sets for a new, environmentally sound, double ended ferry. The ship, which is the first gas fuelled ferry for a domestic route in Denmark, will operate between Jutland and the island of Samsø and will carry passengers, cars and trucks. The vessel, designed by the Danish OSK-ShipTech A/S, will be built for the Danish municipality Samsø Kommune by Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk, Poland. Wärtsilä signed the contract in June.
Rendering of the new ferry
The ferry will be powered by four Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines running on natural gas and will have extremely low emission levels. The dual-fuel engine technology pioneered by Wärtsilä all... [More]
Icebreaking supply vessel built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard was named after Russian Navigator Aleksey Chirikov
This vessel and its sister ship VITUS BERING, which is already since end of 2012 in operation, for Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, will be similar measuring 99.9 m in length and 21.7 m in breadth. Ship propulsion is designed as a diesel-electric drive. Their four Wärtsilä main engines have a total power of 18,000 kW and consist of 2 x 6L plus 2 x 12V of model 32. Output of each engine is 2 x 3000 kW plus 2 x 6000 kW. Propellers are 2 ABB Azipods VI 1600. Two bow-thrusters of maker Berg supports the ship crew in better and precise maneuverability.
As multipurpose vessels, these vessels are capable of carrying various type of cargo and they are equipped f... [More]
A special propulsion system will also be fitted on a RoPax new-building ordered in June 2012 by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG (FSG). Upon delivery in June 2014, the ferry will link Stornoway on the Outer Hebrides island of Lewis with Ullapool on the Scottish mainland, one of 24 destinations served by the state-owned Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac). CMAL is a public company whose sole shareholders are Scottish ministers and which charters out its ferry fleet, currently comprising some 30 vessels, to CalMac Ferries. The latest newbuilding was ordered by the Scottish government under a modernisation programme and is being financed with the s... [More]