Wasaline ferry gets Wärtsilä nav/comms
The new Wasaline RoPax ferry, currently under construction at the Rauma Marine Constructions yard in Finland, will be fitted with the technology group Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum navigation and communication system.
This latest order, placed with Wärtsilä in August, is in addition to an earlier order in March. Together the contracts comprise Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engines, hybrid propulsion and power management, the capability to operate on LNG and BioLNG fuel, and the Nacos Platinum system.
“Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine approach is to develop the technologies that enable greater efficiency and better environmental performance, and that approach is perfectly defined with our solutions for this vessel,” explained Henrik Wilhelms, Director, Offshore & Special vessels, Wärtsilä Marine.
“For example, the CO2 emissions will be 50 per cent less than those of the current ferry serving this route. Adding to that, the Nacos Platinum system will further enhance the ship’s operational and navigational efficiency,” he added.
The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system is a combination of control systems for navigation, automation, power and propulsion, as well as the Wärtsilä Data Bridge platform. By integrating all these functions into a single integrated system, the vessel can be navigated, controlled, and monitored from various onboard positions. The Data Bridge solution provides data analytics optimised by Eniram that give insights into the vessel’s performance, enhancing the vessel’s operational and technical efficiency.
The Wasaline ferry service between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden is operated by NLC Ferry, and this latest addition to the fleet is scheduled for delivery in April 2021.
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