Technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to supply the main and auxiliary engines as well as a comprehensive engineering package for a new-build RoRo ferry for Australian shipping company SeaRoad Shipping. The 210m-long and 29.30m-wide 43,100gt vessel is currently under construction at the German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) and will operate primarily on LNG.
The delivery includes two Wärtsilä 46DF dual-fuel main engines and three Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines, as well as the fuel gas handling system and LNG tanks. The gas valve units (GVUs) are integrated into the tank connection compartment. According to Wärtsilä, the system reduces the amount of piping required, which makes installation easier.
Wärtsilä will also supply most of the electrical systems on board. These include bridge consoles with integrated navigation, redundant dual-gyro compass systems, nautical sensors, external communication systems, power take-in and take-out (PTI/PTO) shaft alternators with multi-drive technology, monitoring and control systems, switchboards, internal communication, and safety systems as well as lighting. Electrical installation will commence in this year, whilst the bulk of equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard during the first half of 2023. The ship is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
The vessel will have 3,987 lane metres for various freight units and will sail on Bass Strait, between Melbourne and Devonport on the island of Tasmania.
Wärtsilä supplies technology package for Australian RoRo vessel