The Meyer Turku shipyard has announced the start of production of Tallink’s new generation LNG-powered fast ferry.
The LNG-fuelled ferry, which will be approximately 212 m in length, will run the Tallinn-Helsinki route. It is designed for carrying 2800 passengers.
The ship will be delivered from Meyer Turku in the beginning of 2017.
Using LNG as a fuel will enable the ship to comply with the new and stricter emission regulations for the Emission Control Areas (ECAs), including the Baltic Sea. The innovative hull form minimises the hydrodynamic flow resistance, which together with other innovative solutions will bring significant improvement in energy efficiency. Efficient and fast cargo turnaround in ports has been taken into account in the design of the new generation fast ferry.
Janek Stalmeister, the CEO of AS Tallink Grupp, said: “The environmental performance and many innovative solutions in the technical and service areas will be benchmarks for the market and also our shuttle service in general.”
Jan Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku Oy, added: “With the new Tallink fast ferry we are taking the next step in the technical development of the LNG ferries – all tailored to the specific needs of our customer. For the Turku yard, this order boosts our production volume in 2016 by 30% above the 2015 level.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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