MAN Energy Solutions to supply engines for Tallink Grupp newbuild

MAN Energy Solutions to supply engines for Tallink Grupp newbuild
MyStar will enter service in early 2022 on the route between Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland (Image: MAN Energy Solutions)

MAN Energy Solutions is to supply the engines for Estonian ferry operator Tallink Grupp’s new ferry, MyStar.

A diesel-electric plant comprising of five MAN dual-fuel engines will power Mystar, with LNG being the primary fuel. The ferry will be constructed by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) in Finland and is scheduled for delivery in early 2022.

“Finland is always such an innovative market and it’s very pleasing to land this order,” said Lex Nijsen, head of four-stroke marine sales at MAN Energy Solutions. “This agreement marks the second car and passenger ferry for RMC this year and we are very pleased that they have chosen to go with our 51/60DF units this time. The engines performed strongly on the test bed, showcasing such characteristic advantages as load behaviour and pure gas start, which ultimately led Tallink to choose MAN. We look forward to the future with confidence.”

MyStar will be the biggest vessel to be constructed by RMC, at approximately 212 metres long and 50,000gt. She will be able to accommodate up to 2,800 passengers on the route between Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland.

“Compared to Tallink’s newest shuttle ferry, Megastar, which also operates between Helsinki and Tallinn, the MyStar’s design – featuring the MAN main drivers – will reduce the ferry’s emissions even further,” said Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO of RMC.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
12 March 2020

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