Valmet to supply automation systems for two luxury expedition vessels
Valmet to supply automation for two luxury expedition vessels built by Helsinki Shipyard in Finland
Valmet will supply automation and information systems for two luxury expedition vessels built by Helsinki Shipyard Oy in Finland.
The vessels will be delivered to Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod Ltd., and they will operate both in the Arctic and Antarctic waters as well as in the tropical waters during the spring and autumn seasons.
The order was included in the fourth quarter of 2019. The value of the order is not disclosed. The automation solutions will be delivered to the vessels in August 2021 and handed over to the customer in November 2021.
The 113-meter-long and 20.2-meter-wide vessels will have an ice class of PC5 and a passenger capacity of 157 persons. Their draught is 5.7 meters, and cruising speed is 14 knots.
Unto Ryynänen, Head of Electrical Design Department, Helsinki Shipyard Oy, says:
“To ensure safe operation of the vessels, we have selected Valmet’s automation. We have a long and trustworthy relationship with Valmet.”
Heikki Tanner, Sales Manager, Process Industry Sales, Automation, Valmet, says:
“The Valmet DNA marine automation system is reliable and tailor-made for harsh conditions in extreme environments.”