STX Finland awards Wärtsilä propulsion systems contract

Marine power-systems provider Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by shipbuilding company STX Finland to supply the propulsion machinery for a new passenger ferry to be built for Viking Line, a Finnish ship owner.

The vessel, which will operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG), will be built at the STX Turku shipyard in Finland and is scheduled to enter service in 2013.

It will sail between Turku and Stockholm, Sweden, in the Baltic Sea.

Wärtsilä’s scope of supply for this contract includes four Wärtsilä 8L50DF main engines, the transverse bow and stern tunnel thrusters and two stainless-steel fixed-pitch, built-up main propellers with complete propeller shaft lines and environmentally sound shaft-line seal systems.