Wärtsilä Engines to Power Viking Line Ferry
The new high-speed RoPax ferry by Viking Line will be equipped with Wärtsilä main engines and generating sets. Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a contract in March 2006 to deliver the power plant for the new ferry contracted by the Mariehamn, Finland, based shipping company Viking Line Abp at the Helsinki shipyard of Aker Yards. The ferry will be delivered in January 2008. For this ferry, Wärtsilä will deliver four eight-cylinder Wärtsilä 46F main engines, each of 10,000 kW output at 600 rpm, and three 8-cylinder in-line Wärtsilä Auxpac 20 generating sets, each of 1350 kWe output. The 2500-passenger ferry will have dimensions of 185 m length overall, 170 m length between perpendiculars, 27.70 m breadth and 6.55 m design draught. It will be built to Ice Class 1A Super for year-round navigation in the Baltic, and will have a service speed of 25 knots.