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KVARKEN LINK PLANS NEW FERRY BUILD

Kvarken Link has announced plans to purchase a new ferry for its Vaasa-Umeå route.

Kvarken Link has selected four shipyards, three European and one Asian, for the final round of bidding on the new ferry order.

The shipyards’ bids must be presented to Kvarken Link by August 31, 2018 at the latest.

Evaluations, clarifications and negotiations between the shipyards and financiers will be carried out in September 2018, with the aim of having the contract signed by the end of the year.

The Finnish Government has promised support of €25 million (US$29 million) and the European lnvestment Bank will grant the applied loan when the contract with the shipyard is signed.

The new ferry is planned for delivery on April 30, 2021.

Kilde: Baird Maritime


Illustrasjon: via Kvarken Link
 

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The new Kvarken ferry will be built in Raumo

The Board of Directors of Kvarken Link have today decided to enter into a Letter of Intent with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC). The decision is based upon the result of a public procurement process initiated June 2nd 2018.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mayor Tomas Häyry, expresses his appreciation of the successful process and the result achieved:

"I would like to express my highest appreciation to all involved for the hard work performed, bringing the project to a success. The Board of Directors would also like to thank everybody in their different roles for the positive development of the future business relations between Ostrobothnia and Västerbotten."

Vessel running on gas and biogas

The ship is a modern ferry with 2 cargo decks with a total capacity of 1500 lanemeters and with drive-through arrangement, and a capacity of 800 passengers.

The ferry, commissioned by Kvarken Link, is a modern ship with 2 cargo decks, will accommodate around 800 passengers and has a freight capacity of 1,500 lane metres for lorries. The vessel will be designed to be environmentally friendly, with a machinery running on a dual fuel and battery solution. The main source of fuel is liquefied natural gas. The vessel will also be able to utilise, for example, biogas produced in Vaasa.

Kvarken Link is owned by the city of Umeå and the city of Vaasa, both of whom serve as guarantors of the financing.

Delivery of the vessel will take place April 30th 2021 at the latest.

Also Mr Mathias Lindström, director of the Kvarken Council, expresses his appreciation over the decision that Kvarken Link has taken:

"This is a result of a unique teamwork in the region and at the same time a receipt that most things are possible if you dare and really believe in your case."


Illustrasjon: RMC
 

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Rauma Marine Constructions and Kvarken Link have signed the construction agreement for the new Vaasa-Umeå ferry – with both parties thanking Finnish ministries for helping implement a successful start to the project

Rauma Marine Constructions and Kvarken Link, who have commissioned the vessel, signed a letter of intent concerning the vessel one week ago (11.1.19). The following construction agreement was reached quickly and both parties thank the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Finland, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, and the Ministry of Finance for enabling the quick execution of the agreement.

Rauma Marine Constructions and Kvarken Link have signed a construction agreement for a car and passenger ferry, set to operate between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. Following the agreement, the planning of the vessel can begin with immediate effect.

“We reached an agreement in a little over a week after signing the letter of intent. Now begins the real work. We would like to express our appreciation to the ministers and officials at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Finland, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, and the Ministry of Finance, for their role in making this project a reality,” states Jyrki Heinimaa, Chief Executive Officer, RMC.

The ferry will be completed in 2021 and will operate daily between Vaasa and Umeå. Kvarken Link, who have commissioned the vessel, are owned by the city of Umeå and the city of Vaasa, both of whom serve as guarantors of the financing.

The vessel order, with an approximate value of EUR 120 million, will have a positive impact on employment, totaling around 800 person-years. The ferry will accommodate approximately 800 passengers and will have a freight capacity of 1,500 lane meters for lorries. The vessel will be designed to be environmentally friendly, with machinery running on a dual fuel solution: besides liquefied natural gas it can also be operated using biogas. The ferry has an ice class of 1A Super, in order to guarantee that the vessel is able to navigate as independently as possible in the challenging ice conditions that are a feature of the Kvarken region.

During autumn 2018, Rauma Marine Constructions also signed letters of intent regarding both a new ferry for Tallink, to operate the Helsinki-Tallinn route, and four combat vessels, as part of the Squadron2020 project.

Due to the growing number of orders, RMC has increased their workforce at the shipyard. Additional recruitments will take place in the near future.
 

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New ferry design contract for Deltamarin

Deltamarin has signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) for the design of a car passenger ferry for Kvarken Link AB, a Finnish-Swedish consortium.

Deltamarin’s commission covers basic and detail design services for all hull and machinery areas. The value of the contract with RMC is about €4M. The work will be carried out over a period of 13-14 months at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland and Poland with the assistance of network companies.

“In shipbuilding at Rauma, we have a long co-operative relationship with Deltamarin and it is important to continue this spirit of collaboration into the future,” says CEO of RMC Jyrki Heinimaa.

“We at Deltamarin are very happy to continue the strategic cooperation with RMC, which we started in the MOLS project. It’s great to be part of the journey, providing engineering services and supporting RMC in executing its growth plan,” says Deltamarin CEO, Janne Uotila.

The ferry will have a freight capacity of 1,500 lane-meters for trucks on two cargo decks and she will accommodate 800 passengers. She is designed to have a low environmental impact, with machinery running on a dual fuel and battery solution. The main source of fuel is liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessel will also be able to utilise liquefied biogas (LBG). To guarantee her ability to navigate independently during winter time in the challenging ice conditions of the Kvarken region, she will have an ice class of 1A Super.

The ferry is planned to be delivered in 2021 and she will be operating daily in the Kvarken region between the cities of Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden.

Kilde: Delta Marin
 
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