New Ferry Design Contract for Deltamarin

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 12, 2019

Kvarken Link Ferry - Photo credit: RMC

Kvarken Link Ferry - Photo credit: RMC

Deltamarin has signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) for the design of a car passenger ferry for Kvarken Link AB, a Finnish-Swedish consortium.

Deltamarin’s commission covers basic and detail design services for all hull and machinery areas. The value of the contract with RMC is about $4.5M. 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.

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 dual fuel and battery solution. The main source of fuel is liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessel will also be able to utilize 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.

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.


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