Wärtsilä to Power New Tallink Cruise Ferry

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a repeat order in February 2006 for main and auxiliary engines for the fourth new cruise ferry for the Estonian ferry company Tallink Grupp AS. The ferry will be built at the Helsinki shipyard of Aker Finnyards ASA in Finland with delivery in summer 2008. The Wärtsilä engines give the newbuilding a compact, low weight machinery plant with excellent fuel consumption. For this new cruise ferry, Wärtsilä will deliver the complete outfit of main and auxiliary engines: namely four 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engines with a combined power of 24,000 kW, two Wärtsilä twin input/single output reduction gears, and three six-cylinder Wärtsilä Vasa 32 auxiliary engines totalling 7380 kW. Wärtsilä has already delivered the machinery for three previous Tallink cruise ferry newbuildings, the "Romantika" which entered service in 2002, the "Victoria I" of 2004, and the "Galaxy" which is due to go on her maiden voyage in May 2006. Tallink operates in the Baltic, mainly between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland, across the Gulf of Finland and directly between Tallinn and Stockholm, Sweden.

The newbuilding will be broadly similar to the sister ships. It will be 212 m long and 29 m wide, with accommodation for 2800 passengers together with a large Ro-Ro capacity for vehicles, road trailers, Mafi trailers, cars, coaches, etc. Passenger accommodation will include 927 cabins, several restaurants and bars as well as a 450-seat conference centre. The principal difference in the newbuilding will be a greater service speed of 24.5 knots. Wärtsilä will also deliver the basic design of the engine room together with the workshop documentation for the newbuilding owing to a change in the main engine type. The previous vessels in the class are each equipped with four 16-cylinder Wärtsilä Vasa 32 main engines in Vee-form configuration and three six-cylinder Wärtsilä Vasa 32LN type auxiliary generating sets.

Although the Wärtsilä engines were selected mainly as a repeat of the three previous ships, the change in engine type gives the required increased power to comply with the requested increased cruising speed, in a still compact machinery plant of minimum weight. The Wärtsilä 32 main engines also have a low fuel consumption for their class, even taking into account their directly driven engine-driven pumps.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

U.S. Navy Contracts 12 Rapid Response Skimmers

Kvichak Marine won a US Navy contract for 12 30-ft.Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.

DP World Receives 1st Scheduled Vessel at New Terminal

DP World has yesterday welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state-of-the-art facility.

Kalmar 5th Generation Gloria Reachstackers Enter US

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is launching its highly acclaimed range of reachstackers, called Gloria into the Americas. The eagerly awaited launch follows the successful

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1917 sec (5 req/sec)