A new 158 metre long car and passenger ferry being built for Danish operator Mols-Linien, will be powered by two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 main engines. The ship is being built at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard in Finland and is due to enter into service in summer 2018. The ferry will sail in Danish waters between Rønne on the island of Bornholm and Køge, and between Rønne and Sassnitz.
The Wärtsilä 31 was introduced to the market in 2015 and has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine. This high efficiency was cited as being a key consideration in the award of this contract to Wärtsilä.
Another feature of the Wärtsilä 31 is the modular design that enables a significant reduction in maintenance requirements and costs. For example, the first major overhaul is scheduled at 32,000 running hours.
Wärtsilä has worked closely with Mols-Linien for a number of years and has earlier provided waterjets to all of their fast ferries.
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