Wärtsilä to design and equip state-of-the-art transport vessel for Aker BioMarine
The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to design a state-of-the-art multipurpose transport vessel that will operate in Antarctic waters. Wärtsilä will also provide the vessel with a comprehensive package of integrated propulsion and hybrid solutions to ensure highly efficient and environmentally sustainable operations. The ship has been ordered by Norway-based Aker BioMarine and will be constructed in China, at CIMC Raffles. The ship design order with Wärtsilä was booked in December 2018, while the order for the integrated solutions package was booked in March 2019.
Evac Complete Cleantech Solution delivered for Quark Expeditions cruise ship
Quark Expeditions, the leading operator of polar exploration cruises, can be assured that their new ship will have the least impact on the environment, as it will be installed with an Evac Complete Cleantech Solution that now includes a ballast water management system.
Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit for short-sea shipping vessel
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with the international shipping company Hagland Shipping AS for a hybrid retrofit installation. The project will take place onboard the ‘Hagland Captain’, a general cargo vessel owned by Hagland Shipping. It will be the first project of its kind ever in short-sea shipping applications. The agreement was signed in December 2018.
RMC signs letter of intent for a new car and passenger ferry servicing the Vaasa-Umeå route
Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has signed its third letter of intent within a short period of time. The newest letter of intent concerns a car and passenger ferry set to operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. The vessel order, with a value of approximately EUR 120 million, will have an impact on employment totalling around 800 person-years. The formal construction agreement is to be signed in early 2019, with the design and construction work set to start immediately thereafter, says Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO of RMC.