The new ferry, being built for Rederi AB Gotland, will feature a Wärtsilä integrated solution including a complete LNG propulsion- and fuel storage and supply system, as well as comprehensive project services. This will be the first Swedish flagged passenger vessel and the first high speed RoPax ferry powered by LNG in the world. The vessel is being built at the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) yard in China and when delivered, will sail between the Swedish mainland and the island of Gotland.
“This vessel will have a minimal environmental footprint and we are proud to be working with Wärtsilä to make this possible. Wärtsilä’s know-how and experience with gas fuelled vessels is unmatched in the industry,” said Håkan Johansson, Managing Director of Rederi AB Gotland.
Wärtsilä’s scope of responsibility includes four Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines, two gearboxes, two controllable pitch propellers (CPPs) with remote control system, two Energopac rudders, two tunnel thrusters, four Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel auxiliary generating sets, two Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel gas handling systems, gas valve units, a compact silencer system (CSS), an IMO approved Wärtsilä Aquarius UV ballast water management system, an Oily Water Separator together with a Bilge Water Guard to monitor and prevent oily water being discharged to the sea, project management services, integration engineering services, commissioning services and on-site supervision during installation.
The 200 meter long ship will carry approximately 1650 passengers, will have 1750 trailer lane meters and can accommodate a corresponding number of passenger cars, campers and buses. It has been designed to meet the DNV-GL classification society’s high comfort ratings for climate, noise and vibrations. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment will begin at the end of 2015 and the ship is scheduled to be in operation in 2017.