Deltamarin has signed two design contracts with Merima Oy, a Finnish company providing turnkey interior solutions for passenger vessels. The contracts cover HVAC and interior design for Merima’s turnkey areas aboard the ferry newbuildings for Tallink and Kvarken Link. The ships ships are to be built at Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard in Finland. Deltamarin has design contracts with RMC for both ships while, under a partnering agreement with RMC signed in August, Merima will build all public rooms and cabins, as well as large parts of the technical areas, for both erries.
Merima is known for providing complete, steel-to-steel packages for interiors, but calls the scope of this project “unprecedented.”
“These are big projects in every way,” explains Mikko Mäkiranta, the Deputy CEO of Meríma, “and they perfectly comply with Merima’s strategy of continued growth. In-house, we are referring to what we’re providing for these ships as a ‘super-complete package’ to describe the scale of what we’re doing.”
“RMC’s goal is to become the world’s leading ferry builder,” says Jyrki Heinimaa, the CEO of Rauma Marine Constructions, “by using the ‘Rauma model’ of shipbuilding, where we at RMC concentrate on project management and use strategic partnerships with experts to provide the best possible result. Merima, the experts at turnkey interior solutions, are a logical partner for us and we look forward to continued good collaboration with them.”
The new ferry for Wasaline is due to for delivery in Spring 2021. The first newbuilt vessel ever designed for the Vaasa-Umeå route, it will have capacity for approximately 800 passengers and 1,500 lane meters of freight. The new ferry for Tallink will be delivered in late 2021 and will have a capacity of 2,800 passengers alongside a cargo capacity of over 3,000 lane meters. Both vessels will use LNG as their main fuel and will also be equipped with battery packs for further emissions reduction.