Finnish engineering company WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ has signed a contract with LaNaval shipyard in Sestao, Spain for the design and supply of the LNG power and propulsion installation for a new RoRo passenger ferry.
WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ will also provide inclusive project support services to the yard, including integration engineering and on-site consulting, as well as commissioning of the combined systems.
The ship is being built for Spanish owner BaleÃ ria, an operator serving the Balearic Islands, and the contract signed with the shipbuilder includes an option for a second vessel.
Upon entering regular service in 2019, this eco-efficient â€˜smartshipâ€™ will be the first gas-propelled RoRo passenger ferry operating in the Mediterranean Sea, and among the largest ferries in Europe, according to WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤.
Featuring a length of 232 metres, the vessel will have a capacity for 331 vehicles and 1700 passengers.The full WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ scope of supply for this contract includes four 8-cylinder WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ 50DF dual-fuel main engines, four 9-cylinder WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ 20DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines, the WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ LNGPac fuel storage and management system, two twin/single out gearboxes, two WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) with the WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ ProTouch bridge control system, two WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ transverse thrusters, plus comprehensive engineering, project management, and on-site yard support services.