Valmet to supply automation for Mols-Linien's RoPax vessel built by Rauma Marine Constructions

Valmet Oyj's press release on March 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet will supply automation for Mols-Linien's RoPax vessel built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC).

The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2016 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery will take place in December 2017.

The order was placed by Telesilta, a Finnish marine electrical contracting company, which will integrate Valmet's automation system into the other systems on the vessel. In the past, Telesilta and Valmet have cooperated closely on many marine projects, for example, the automation of the harbor icebreaker Ahto, the commuter vessel Otava and the oil recovery vessel Hylje.

"We are pleased to be the main contractor of the electrical systems and their installation on the Mols-Linien RoPax vessel. As the first new-build project for RMC, it is extremely important for both of us to carry out the project well, from the project start all the way until the end of the warranty period. Since we have successfully cooperated with Valmet in the past and have good experience with the Valmet DNA system in earlier projects, Valmet was a natural choice for us as an integrated automation system supplier," says Niko Karlsson, Project Engineer, Telesilta.

Vessel optimized for the Baltic Sea

The 158-meter-long RoPax (roll-on/roll-off passenger) vessel will be built at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard in Rauma, Finland. Designed and optimized for use on Mols-Linien's Danish route between Rønne on the Baltic island of Bornholm to Køge, southwest of Copenhagen, the vessel is scheduled to start operation in September 2018.

The vessel will have capacity for up to 600 passengers. It has two car decks, totaling 1,500 lane meters, able to take a mix of trucks, trailers, passenger cars, vans and buses.

Valmet will supply automation for Mols-Linien's RoPax vessel that is built by Rauma Marine Constructions and optimized for use on Mols-Linien's route between Rønne on the Baltic island of Bornholm south of Sweden to Køge, southwest of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Information about Valmet's delivery

Valmet's delivery for the new vessel includes a Valmet DNA integrated automation system (IAS) to cover the control, alarm and monitoring of machinery systems. Additionally, the delivery includes training and commissioning. Telesilta will be responsible for system installation.

Information about the customers Mols-Linien, Rauma Marine Constructions and Telesilta

Mols-Linien is a Danish company that operates ferry services between Jutland (Jylland) and the island of Zealand (Sjælland).

Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) is a wholly Finnish-owned shipbuilding company formed in 2014 in Rauma on the site of the former STX Finland Rauma shipyard. It specializes in building and servicing multipurpose icebreakers, car and passenger ferries, and naval vessels.

Telesilta is an independent, electrical contracting company established in 1978 and based in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Its special expertise lies in the shipping industry electrification work from design to installation, commissioning and maintenance. In addition, it offers electrification work for industrial real estate and other demanding buildings, including installation, repair and maintenance services.

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For further information, please contact:
Heikki Tanner, Sales Manager, Automation Business Line, Valmet, Tel. +358 40 557 0780

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