Wärtsilä to power new Tallink cruise ferry

5/29/2006, 2:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, Trade & Technical Press, 29 May, 2006

Wärtsilä Corporation was awarded a repeat order in February 2006 for
main and auxiliary engines for the fourth new cruise ferry for the
Estonian ferry company Tallink Grupp AS. The ferry will be built at
the Helsinki shipyard of Aker Finnyards ASA in Finland with delivery
in summer 2008. The Wärtsilä engines give the newbuilding a compact,
low weight machinery plant with excellent fuel consumption.

For this new cruise ferry, Wärtsilä will deliver the complete outfit
of main and auxiliary engines: namely four 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32
main engines with a combined power of 24,000 kW, two Wärtsilä twin
input/single output reduction gears, and three six-cylinder Wärtsilä
Vasa 32 auxiliary engines totalling 7380 kW.

Wärtsilä has already delivered the machinery for three previous
Tallink cruise ferry newbuildings, the "Romantika" which entered
service in 2002, the "Victoria I" of 2004, and the "Galaxy" which is
due to go on her maiden voyage in May 2006. Tallink operates in the
Baltic, mainly between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland,
across the Gulf of Finland and directly between Tallinn and
Stockholm, Sweden.

The newbuilding will be broadly similar to the sister ships. It will
be 212 m long and 29 m wide, with accommodation for 2800 passengers
together with a large Ro-Ro capacity for vehicles, road trailers,
Mafi trailers, cars, coaches, etc. Passenger accommodation will
include 927 cabins, several restaurants and bars as well as a
450-seat conference centre. The principal difference in the
newbuilding will be a greater service speed of 24.5 knots.

Wärtsilä will also deliver the basic design of the engine room
together with the workshop documentation for the newbuilding owing to
a change in the main engine type. The previous vessels in the class
are each equipped with four 16-cylinder Wärtsilä Vasa 32 main engines
in Vee-form configuration and three six-cylinder Wärtsilä Vasa 32LN
type auxiliary generating sets.

Although the Wärtsilä engines were selected mainly as a repeat of the
three previous ships, the change in engine type gives the required
increased power to comply with the requested increased cruising
speed, in a still compact machinery plant of minimum weight. The
Wärtsilä 32 main engines also have a low fuel consumption for their
class, even taking into account their directly driven engine-driven
pumps.

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Notes to the editor:
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them
with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and
environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the
marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as
services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out
to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is
achieved by the dedication of more than 12.000 professionals manning
130 Wärtsilä offices in over 60 countries around the world.

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Media contact:
Marit Holmlund-Sund
Public Relations Manager
Wärtsilä Corporation
Direct tel: +358 10 709 1439
Direct fax: +358 10 709 1425
e-mail: marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com
Internet: www.wartsila.com
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