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Express 4 high-speed RoPax ferry

In May 2017, Wärtsilä was contracted to supply four of its waterjets plus the hydraulics and control system for a new 109 metre long high-speed RoPax ferry. The ship was built at the Austal Ships Pty yard in Australia for Molslinjen A/S of Denmark and was delivered at the end of 2018.

The vessel is an all-aluminium catamaran having a top speed of 40 knots. It is  equipped with two full vehicle decks for 425 cars, or 610 lane metres for trucks and up to 232 cars. The ship is able to carry more than 1000 passengers on its route crossing the Kattegat between Aarhus and Odden.

Wärtsilä’s compact axial flow jet solution was considered the most appropriate choice for this vessel, since it offered the customer optimal weight and performance criteria for the ship’s mission profile.

“We have worked successfully with Wärtsilä for a number of years on many naval and commercial projects. We know and trust the quality and performance of their products and we find Wärtsilä to be a valued, reliable partner for us."

Penelope Patterson, Head of Supply Chain, Austal Ships Pty

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