Valmet’s DNA automation system will be used onboard TT Line’s new LNG-powered ro-pax ferry (Image: Valmet)
Automation technology developer Valmet will supply its Valmet DNA automation system for TT-Line’s new LNG-powered vessel, which will be constructed by Nanjing Jingling Shipyard in China.
Velmet’s marine automation package provides an integrated set of machinery, cargo and power management systems according to Safe Return to Port requirements.
“We have known about Valmet’s marine automation technology for many years,” said Li Fei, deputy director of purchase department at Nanjing Jingling Shipyard. “We believe this will be a wonderful start for us to cooperate with Valmet and get real benefits from its advanced marine distributed control automation solutions.”
The automation system is scheduled for delivery in 2020, with the ferry itself expected in 2022. The vessel has been designed according to TT-Line’s ‘Green Ship’ concept, cutting emissions by over 50% compared to last-generation ro-pax ferries.
“The first time TT-Line selected Valmet’s reliable automation system solutions for its ferries was 25 years ago, and we are very honoured to be selected as vendor for its new ship,” said Curry Qian, sales manager of marine business for automation in China at Valmet. “So far, there have been more than 280 cruises and 140 ro-pax and ro-ro vessels equipped with Valmet’s automation technology around the world. We are confident that with our comprehensive and scalable automation solution and our know-how in the marine industry, we will support our customers in reaching optimum performance, efficiency and energy saving.”
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