Design services contract inked for Tallink LNG newbuild

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The Tallink shuttle ferry is the biggest vessel yet to be built by RMC

Posted October 17, 2019

The builder of Tallink’s new LNG-powered ferry, Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), has signed a contract with Deltamarin for design services

Deltamarin’s commission covers basic and detailed design services for the hull, machinery and electrical systems. The value of the contract with RMC is about €7.5M (US$8.3M). The work will be carried out over 16-18 months at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland and Poland with the assistance of network companies.

“We are very pleased to continue our fruitful co-operation with Deltamarin. Rauma Marine Constructions’ aim is to be a leading car and passenger ferry provider, and our extensive network of strategic partners plays a vital role in achieving this. We look forward to working together with Deltamarin and providing Tallink with this state-of-the-art, modern and environmentally-friendly vessel,” said RMC chief executive Jyrki Heinimaa.

“Naturally we are very happy and proud to participate in this ferry project and continue our strategic partnership with RMC. We look forward to further developing co-operation with the yard and providing them with excellent service,” said Deltamarin chief executive Janne Uotila.

The Tallink shuttle ferry is the biggest vessel yet to be built by RMC. It will accommodate 2,800 passengers and will have 1,900 lane m for articulated road vehicles, cars, lorries, etc. Utilising the newest technology and innovative solutions, the ferry will be extremely environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. It will run on dual fuel with the main source of fuel being LNG. The ferry is expected to be delivered early in 2022 and is set to operate between Helsinki in Finland and Tallinn in Estonia.