Wärtsilä Waterjets for High-Speed Ferry
The Wärtsilä WXJ series of modular waterjets have scored its first installation, onboard a new 100-m wave-piercing catamaran ferry being built for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at the Incat shipyard in Tasmania, Australia.
The WXJ series was officially launched in early March 2019. The series is a further development and upgrading of the Wärtsilä LJX waterjets, with greater efficiency with lower cavitation and underwater noise levels.
In addition to the four WXJ waterjets, Wärtsilä will also supply the Wärtsilä ProTouch operational control system. The equipment is scheduled for delivery in May 2020, and the ferry is expected to be handed over to the owners in late 2020.
The ferry will be capable of a service speed of 36 knots. It will be able to carry up to 1000 passengers and 239 cars, or a combination of trucks and cars.