Construction of Wasaline’s new Clean Design RoPax ferry on track

Posted On: 09-05-2020

Despite the exceptional circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic, the construction of the Aurora Botnia, Wasaline’s new car and passenger ferry, is progressing according to schedule, the company said in a recent update. The ship is being built by Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Construction and is scheduled for delivery in spring 2021. The RoPax ferry was ordered by Kvarken Link, a company owned by the city of Vaasa and the municipality of Umeå and it will be operated by Wasa. Once completed it will have the capacity to accommodate 800 passengers and freight capacity of 1,500 lane meters for cargo. Aurora Botnia will replace Wasa Express, which now operates between Vaasa and Umeå. The shipbuilding project is valued at about $ 130.3 million. “We are starting to put together the last blocks and the construction of the hull, as well as the fitting of the machine rooms and car decks, is proceeding at a rapid pace. A total of seven of Aurora Botnia’s blocks will be delivered from Gdansk in Poland, of which three arrived at the end of April. We are currently fitting the blocks that were delivered,” says Johanna Kaijo, Project Manager of the
newbuilding.

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