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Wartsila wins maintenance deal on Tallinn – Helsinki route ferry

Staff Writer |
Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Estonia based AS Tallink Grupp for their new RoPax ferry M/S Megastar on the Tallinn – Helsinki route across the Gulf of Finland.

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Megastar starts operation on 29 January 2017. The ferry is powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines which operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG), to meet the requirements of environmental legislation.

Under the agreement Wärtsilä will optimise the vessel’s performance, enhance its availability and reliability, and improve financial predictability for the customer. The service agreement also covers Wärtsilä’s Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and online remote support.

The agreement includes maintenance and optimisation of the vessel’s engines as well as the supply of spare parts and 24/7 online support.

The full scope of Wärtsilä solutions onboard the M/S Megastar includes three 12-cylinder and two 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines, two Wärtsilä fixed pitch propellers and propeller shaft lines, the latest version of the Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum integrated navigation system and external communication facilities.

The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system’s unique combination of integrated voyage planning, monitoring and track control significantly eases the workload for ship navigators while improving navigational safety.

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