WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ was awarded four waterjets and hydraulic systems and control systems for a passenger ferry
December 14 14:08:16, 2019
Recently, WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ announced that it has undertaken a contract from the Danish Molslinjen A/S to provide four waterjets + hydraulic systems and control systems for its newly built 109m high-speed passenger ferry. The contract was undertaken in WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ in May 2017 and was built by Australian Austal Ships Pty yard.
It is reported that this new passenger ferry is an all-aluminum catamaran with a maximum speed of 40 knots. The vessel will be equipped with 2 full-vehicle decks that can park 425 cars, or 610-meter lanes for trucks and up to 232 cars. The passenger ferry is capable of transporting more than 1,000 passengers. Upon delivery, the vessel will undertake a transport mission across the Kattegat Strait between AARHUS and Odden.
The ship is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018. The equipment provided by WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ will be delivered in May 2018.
WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ says its compact axial flow injection solution has been considered the most appropriate choice for the ship. Because the solution will provide an optimized weight and performance standard for the ship to undertake multiple tasks to meet the user's requirements.
According to WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤, its modular waterjets use axial flow pumps with good efficiency, cavitation and noise characteristics. To prevent wear and corrosion, the pump's high-performance components are made of stainless steel. At the same time, the water-lubricated bearings in its stator housing will provide an environmentally friendly solution. The imported design is tailored to the contours and operating profiles of each vessel.