Wärtsilä to provide electrical systems for RoRo ferries
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new RoRo ferries being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) yard in Germany.
The electrical systems to be delivered include all products and services available from Wärtsilä SAM Electronics. The vessels are contracted by SIEM RoRo Carriers Ltd., and two will be chartered to Denmark's DFDS and two to EKOL of Turkey. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in the second quarter of this year.
The full Wärtsilä scope of supply covers the electrical systems engineering and project management, supply and installation of the cables and equipment, Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum navigation and automation, external and internal communication systems, energy distribution, the lighting system, and the engine control room consoles. The contract started immediately and first equipment is scheduled for summer 2016.
The 11,000 deadweight ferries are 209 metres in length and have cabins for 12 drivers and capacity for 283 trailers.
"We have enjoyed a successful partnership with FSG for more than 20 years, and we are proud that this good cooperation is continued with these four vessels. The success of turnkey system integration depends very much on this kind of close relationship," says Stephan Kuhn, Vice President, Electrical & Automation, Wärtsilä.
"Wärtsilä SAM Electronics are fully familiar with the products and support required for these vessels, having repeated installations on these RoRo's for many years. With the full integration and repeat of the systems, we expect an improvement in efficiency and reduction in risk," says Alex Gregg-Smith, Managing Director of FSG.