Wärtsilä electrical systems for roro quartet

01 Jun 2016

Electrical expert, Wärtsilä, has been awarded the contract to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new roro ferries being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft yard in Germany.

The full Wärtsilä scope covers the electrical systems engineering and project management, supply and installation of the cables and equipment, Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum navigation and automation, external and internal communication systems, energy distribution, lighting system, and the engine control room consoles. 

"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, Wärtsilä.

The 11,000 deadweight ferries are 209m in length and have cabins for 12 drivers and capacity for 283 trailers.

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 Wärtsilä was signed in the second quarter of this year and the first delivery of equipment is scheduled for summer 2016.

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