The world’s first LNG/LBG battery ferry has selected an emergency support and optimisation software package
NAPA has signed a new contract with ferry operator Wasaline for its newbuilding Aurora Botnia, due to be delivered in 2021.
Under the agreement, NAPA will provide Wasaline with its software applications NAPA Emergency Computer, which delivers integrated emergency decision support, and NAPA Loading Computer, which optimises vessel load while minimising stress and safety risk.
NAPA Loading Computer and NAPA Emergency Computer have been approved by all major classification societies.
Wasaline chief executive Peter Ståhlberg commented “Wasaline operates in the Bothnian Corridor, a unique archipelago between Finland and Sweden that has severe ice conditions. Therefore when it comes to keeping our seafarers, our ships, and our passengers safe, we need partners with a consistent track record of success delivering the integrated decision support our bridge officers need in an emergency. To do that, as well as helping to optimise our operational efficiencies, there is nobody we trust more than NAPA.”
Wasaline, a subsidiary of Kvarken Link Oy, is a small shipping company with one ferry, transporting passengers and freight between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden daily. The new ferry will be delivered in May 2021, will accommodate 800 passengers and have a freight capacity of 1,500 lane m for lorries and cars. Besides running on LNG, it can also be operated using biogas.