STX Finland awards Wärtsilä LNG-fuelled ferry contract

Marine engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by shipbuilding company STX Finland Oy to supply additional equipment for a large LNG-fuelled passenger ferry.

The ship is to be built for Finnish owner Viking Line and the extension contract covers on-board liquefied natural gas (LNG) and supply systems (LNGPac), as well as an advanced Compact Silencer System (CSS).

Earlier in 2011, Wärtsilä had received an order to deliver four gas-fuelled main engines and propulsion machinery for the same vessel, which will sail the Baltic Sea between Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

The ship will be built at the STX Turku shipyard in Finland and is scheduled to enter service in 2013.