Wärtsilä to Equip Siem’s 4 New RoRos with Electrical Systems

Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new RoRo ferries being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) in Germany. 

The vessels are contracted by SIEM RoRo Carriers and two are to be chartered to Denmark’s DFDS and two to EKOL in Turkey, according to Wärtsilä.

The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in the second quarter of this year and started immediately, with first equipment scheduled for summer 2016.

The full 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.

The 11,000 dwt ferries feature a length of 209 meters and have cabins for 12 drivers and capacity for 283 trailers.

“Wärtsilä SAM Electronics are fully familiar with the products and support required for these vessels, having repeated installations on these RoRo’s for many years. With the full integration and repeat of the systems, we expect an improvement in efficiency and reduction in risk,” Alex Gregg-Smith, Managing Director of FSG commented.

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