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RMC signs letter of intent for new LNG-fuelled car and passenger ferry

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Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has signed a letter of intent for a car and passenger ferry set to operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå.

The vessel order has a value of approximately €120 million and the formal construction agreement is to be signed in early 2019. According to Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO of RMC, the design and construction work is set to start immediately thereafter.

“RMC won the public international tender thanks to our expert knowledge and technology. RMC specialises in the design and construction of car and passenger ferries. We are therefore both pleased and proud to have showcased our competence in this area. We are also very grateful for the confidence that the customer has shown in RMC, having commissioned this ferry from us”, said Heinimaa.

The ferry, commissioned by Kvarken Link, will accommodate some 800 passengers and have a freight capacity of 1500 lane metres for lorries. The vessel will be designed to be environmentally friendly, with a machinery running on a dual fuel and battery solution, and the main source of fuel being LNG. The vessel will also be able to utilise, biogas.

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