GEAR | MAN re-enters Finnish market with Baltic order

MEPS WEEK

MAN Energy Solutions has won an order to supply the engines for a shuttle ferry newbuilding for Tallink Grupp, the Estonian shipping company. A diesel-electric plant comprising five MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel main engines – with LNG as primary fuel – will power the MyStar, which Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) will construct at its yard in Finland. Delivery to the customer is scheduled for early 2022. Upon entering service, the vessel will serve the Tallinn-Helsinki route.

The ferry newbuilding NB6003 will utilise the newest technology and innovative solutions, with the aim of building the most environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient vessel possible.

“Compared to Tallink’s newest shuttle ferry, Megastar, which also operates between Helsinki and Tallinn, the MyStar’s design – featuring the MAN main drivers – will reduce the ferry’s emissions even further,” said Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO, Rauma Marine Constructions

The MyStar is the biggest vessel to date that RMC has agreed to build. The new shuttle ferry will be approximately 212 metres long with a gross tonnage of some 50,000 DWT. It will be able to accommodate 2,800 passengers.

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