Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku said they have signed a letter of content for the construction of an LNG-powered car-passenger ferry for the Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle operations.
The ship will cost around 230 million euros and will be built at Turku shipyard for delivery at the beginning of 2017. Itwill be about 212 metres in length with a gross tonnage of 49 000 and is planned to carry 2800 passengers.
The vessel will use LNG as fuel and comply with the new and stricter emission regulations for the ECA areas including the Baltic Sea.
Over the next few months, Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku will work towards the shipbuilding contract and financing arrangements.
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