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Valmet to supply automation for Rauma RoPax

Written by Nick Blenkey
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MARCH 14, 2017 — Valmet is to supply automation for the Mols-Linien RoPax that will be the first newbuilding delivered by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) since its establishment in 2014 on the site of the former STX Finland Rauma shipyard.

The order was placed by Telesilta, a Finnish marine electrical contracting company, which will integrate Valmet’s automation system into the other systems on the vessel.

Valmet’s delivery for the new vessel includes a Valmet DNA integrated automation system (IAS) to cover the control, alarm and monitoring of machinery systems. Additionally, the delivery includes training and commissioning. Telesilta will be responsible for system installation.

“We are pleased to be the main contractor of the electrical systems and their installation on the Mols-Linien RoPax vessel,” says Niko Karlsson, Project Engineer, Telesilta. “As the first new-build project for RMC, it is extremely important for both of us to carry out the project well, from the project start all the way until the end of the warranty period. Since we have successfully cooperated with Valmet in the past and have good experience with the Valmet DNA system in earlier projects, Valmet was a natural choice for us as an integrated automation system supplier.”

The 158 m RoPax (roll-on/roll-off passenger) to be built at the Rauma shipyard is designed and optimized for use on Mols-Linien’s Danish route between Rønne on the Baltic island of Bornholm to Køge, southwest of Copenhagen. It is scheduled to start operation in September 2018.

The vessel will carry up to 600 passengers and will have two car decks, totaling 1,500 lane meters, able to take a mix of trucks, trailers, passenger cars, vans and buses

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