Deltamarin secures contract for dual-fuel ferry design

Deltamarin secures contract for dual-fuel ferry design
Kvarken Link Ferry. Image courtesy of RMC

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

The main source of fuel for the ferry will be liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG). The vessel will also be built to ice class 1A Super standards for navigating challenging ice conditions.

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 million.

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 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.

CEO of RMC Jyrki Heinimaa, commented: “In shipbuilding at Rauma, we have a long co-operative relationship with Deltamarin and it is important to continue this spirit of collaboration into the future.”

“We at Deltamarin are very happy to continue the strategic cooperation with RMC, which we started in the MOLS project. It’s great to be part of the journey, providing engineering services and supporting RMC in executing its growth plan,” added Deltamarin CEO, Janne Uotila.

The ferry will have a freight capacity of 1,500 lane-meters for trucks on two cargo decks and she will accommodate 800 passengers.