Valmet to supply automation for two luxury expedition vessels built by Helsinki Shipyard in Finland

Apr 8, 2020

Valmet will supply automation and information systems for two luxury expedition vessels built by Helsinki Shipyard Oy in Finland. The vessels will be delivered to Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod Ltd., and they will operate both in the Arctic and Antarctic waters as well as in the tropical waters during the spring and autumn seasons.

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The order was included in the fourth quarter of 2019. The value of the order is not disclosed. The automation solutions will be delivered to the vessels in August 2021 and handed over to the customer in November 2021.

The 113-meter-long and 20.2-meter-wide vessels will have an ice class of PC5 and a passenger capacity of 157 persons. Their draught is 5.7 meters, and cruising speed is 14 knots.

Unto Ryynänen, Helsinki Shipyard“To ensure safe operation of the vessels, we have selected Valmet’s automation. We have a long and trustworthy relationship with Valmet,” says Unto Ryynänen, Head of Electrical Design Department, Helsinki Shipyard Oy (in picture).

“The Valmet DNA marine automation system is reliable and tailor-made for harsh conditions in extreme environments,” says Heikki Tanner, Sales Manager, Process Industry Sales, Automation, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes a Valmet DNA automation system, an information management system, project engineering, factory acceptance testing, commissioning and training.

Information about the customers Helsinki Shipyard Oy and Vodohod Ltd.

Helsinki Shipyard Oy is specialized in demanding marine technology and shipbuilding. It has long experience in designing and building passenger and cruise vessels, and is also known for icebreakers and other special vessels for arctic conditions.

Vodohod Ltd. is a Russian cruise company and river cruise line operator. It operates more than 50 passenger ships along the Volga, Don and Kama rivers, the Moscow and Volga-Don canals, the Volga-Baltic Waterway, Northwestern rivers as well as in the Ladoga and Onega lakes.

For further information, please contact:

Heikki Tanner, Sales Manager, Process Industry Sales, Automation, Valmet, Tel. +358 40 5570 780

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