The Kvarken Link ferry project will have wider relevance for the maritime industry, acting as a technology demonstrator linked to Wartsila’s Smart Technology Hub. (credit: RMC/Antti Lehto).

One of the last bastions of short-sea ro-ro ferry production in Europe is poised to hand over a complex newbuild designed for northern Baltic service and featuring a hybrid electric power and propulsion solution, writes David Tinsley.

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