Wärtsilä to provide turnkey electrical systems for 4 new RoRo ferries
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new RoRo ferries being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) yard in Germany. The electrical systems to be delivered include all products and services available from Wärtsilä SAM Electronics. 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.
The full Wärtsilä scope of supply 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, the lighting system, and the engine control room consoles. The contract started immediately and first equipment is scheduled for summer 2016.
The 11,000 deadweight ferries are 209 metres in length and have cabins for 12 drivers and capacity for 283 trailers.
“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,” says Stephan Kuhn, Vice President, Electrical & Automation, Wärtsilä.
“Wärtsilä SAM Electronics are fully familiar with the products and support required for these vessels, having repeated installations on these RoRo’s for many years. With the full integration and repeat of the systems, we expect an improvement in efficiency and reduction in risk,” says Alex Gregg-Smith, Managing Director of FSG.
WÄRTSILÄ SAM ELECTRONICS
Wärtsilä SAM Electronics is one of the leading system houses for the supply of complete electrical and automation system packages on vessels. In close partnership with shipbuilding yards, the company can be present from the preliminary design stage of projects, combining competent project management with professional cross-system capabilities, and integrating numerous electric and electronic systems to provide a uniform turnkey solution.
Mr Christian Kurzeja
Proposal Manager, Turnkey Solutions
Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH
Tel. +49 40 8825 2759
Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Tel: +358 10 709 1439
Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.