Wartsila to provide turnkey electrical systems for four new ro-ro ferries


(HELSINKI) — Wartsila has been awarded the contract to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new ro-ro 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 Wartsila 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 Wartsila was signed in the second quarter of this year.

The full Wartsila scope of supply covers the electrical systems engineering and project management, supply and installation of the cables and equipment, Wartsila 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-ton ferries are 686 feet long 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,” said Stephan Kuhn, vice president, Electrical & Automation, Wartsila.

“Wartsila SAM Electronics are fully familiar with the products and support required for these vessels, having repeated installations on these ro-ros for many years. With the full integration and repeat of the systems, we expect an improvement in efficiency and reduction in risk,” said Alex Gregg-Smith, managing director of FSG.

For more information, visit www.wartsila.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff