Tallink Silja's gas-run newbuild, to be constructed by the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard, will feature five dual-fuel 51/60DF main engines from MAN Energy Solutions.
"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," Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine Sales, MAN Energy Solutions, commented.
Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO, RMC, added, "Compared to Tallink's newest shuttle ferry, Megastar, which also operates between Helsinki and Tallinn, the MyStar's design will reduce the ferry's emissions even further [up to 10%]."
He continued, "This is the second agreement we have made for the 51/60DF within a short period of time in the Baltic after TT-Line placed its ro-pax order earlier this year. With this new order, we are really putting the 51/60DF - and MAN engines in general - in the shop window at a time when the Finnish market has many interesting projects underway."
Once commissioned in early 2022, the GT 50k-big, 212 m-long, 1A ice class MyStar, designed by Deltamarin, will offer space for up to 2,800 passengers as well as 1,900 lane metres of cargo capacity.