Delivery date of LNG battery-hybrid ferry moved to late August
Car and passenger ferry Aurora Botnia is nearing the end of the construction work in Rauma Marine Constructions’ (RMC) shipyard will be delivered in late August this year. RMC said the adjusted date of handover in August allows it enough time to commission the ferry’s operating systems.
Aurora Botnia, which will operate between Vasa and Umeå, completed its first sea trial in June and is preparing for its next sea trial. The ferry will run on LNG, batteries and liquefied biogas.
“The Aurora Botnia ferry uses a combination of new technologies and innovative solutions that are not found on any other car and passenger ferry in the world. When building such a ship, many things are being done and tested for the first time, which has affected the time required to commission the operating systems. With the handover in August, this fine car and passenger ferry will be completed without compromising on high quality”, said RMC chief executive Jyrki Heinimaa.
“For both RMC and our customer, the target is to have Aurora Botnia handed over as soon as possible. We work long hours and weekends on the ship and monitor the progress of the work on a daily basis. At the same time, however, we must also ensure the work can be done with a restricted number of people, complying the corona-safe limit.”
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