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 May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Solarworld Wants Duties on Chinese Solar Goods in U.S. Extended

German solar manufacturer SolarWorld will apply to the United States for an extension of duties on Chinese panel imports that are due to end this year, weekly Euro am Sonntag said.

Sea Urchin Haven Disturbed by Oil Spill

Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the prickly treasure to upscale restaurants in Southern California.

5 Tunisian Migrants Die in Shipwreck

At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said. "A migrant boat carrying

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.3096 sec (3 req/sec)