MAY 31 2016 — Wärtsilä is to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new RO/RO ferries being built at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) in Germany. The shipyard is owned by the Siem Group and the four vessels have been ordered by SIEM RoRo Carriers Ltd. Two will be chartered to Denmark's DFDS and two to EKOL of Turkey.
The 11,000 dwt ferries are 209 m in length and have cabins for 12 drivers and capacity for 283 trailers.
The electrical systems to be delivered comprises products and services available from Wärtsilä SAM Electronics.
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.
"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 is fully familiar with the products and support required for these vessels, having repeated installations on these RoRos 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.