Valmet Corp. has announced that it will supply an automation system for the LNG-fuelled fast ferry operated by Tallink on Tallinn-Helsinki route. The vessel will be built by the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.
The automation system will be delivered in April 2016.
Andres Lepik, Tallink's Project Manager for the LNG-powered vessel, said: "We have had very good experience with the performance of Valmet's automation system on other Tallink vessels as well as with high-level service support available both in Finland and Estonia."
John Weierud, Director, Marine Automation, Valmet, added: "Our automation system well supports the operation of this highly advanced and environmentally friendly LNG-powered car-passenger ferry."
The automation system for the LNG-fuelled ferry will be a Valmet DNA distributed control system. It is a powerful and fully redundant system designed to handle the control and monitoring needs of even the largest and most complex vessels.
The automation will control and monitor the machinery systems and the electric power management system, and include an emergency shutdown system (ESD), which is based on the same Valmet DNA system platform. Valmet's engineering team will handle the project from detailed design, programming and testing to onboard commissioning and completed sea trials.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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