Kvarken Link and Rauma Marine Constructions have signed a construction agreement for the new car and passenger ferry that will operate between Vaasa and Umeå.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mayor Tomas Häyry, expresses his appreciation and his gratitude to all parties involved, especially to all ministries, politicians and partners who have made this possible.
“This will ensure the connection between Vaasa and Umeå and help develop the region even more. This project started in 2011, it feels fantastic to finally reach the goal.”
The vessel order is approximately EUR 120 million. The ferry will accommodate approximately 800 passengers and will have a freight capacity of 1,500 lane meters for lorries. The vessel will be designed to be environmentally friendly, with machinery running on a dual fuel solution: besides liquefied natural gas it can also be operated using biogas. The ferry has an ice class of 1A Super, in order to guarantee that the vessel can navigate as independently as possible in the challenging ice conditions that are a feature of the Kvarken region.