WELCOME TO VISIT THE NEW FERRY AURORA BOTNIA

a unique solution in the ferry showroom

The ferry, commissioned by Kvarken Link, is a modern ship with 2 cargo decks. It will accommodate around 800 passengers and has a freight capacity of 1,500 lane meters for trucks and cars. The vessel will be designed to be environmentally friendly, with a machinery running on a dual fuel and battery solution. The main source of fuel is liquefied natural gas, LNG. The vessel will also be able to utilise biogas.

The ferry

The vessel is the most environmentally friendly passenger vessel on earth operating the route between Vaasa and Umeå. This is the first new build for this route ever, even though there have been ferries operating this route since the 1940’s.

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

  • Bio/LNG gas solutions – fuel gas handling, gas tanks land and sea and bunkering
  • Catalyst for max reduction of NOx (exceeding IMO Tier III requirement)
  • Waste heat and cool recovery to maximise energy use

POWER GENERATION

  • 2-stage turbocharged multi-fuel engines (BioGas)
  • Power Conversion/ Drives with high redundancy
  • Hybrid solution with batteries and inductive charging
  • Built in Flexibility to swap or add power sources

NAVIGATION

  • Smart bridge enabling autonomous shipping and remote navigation

AUTOMATION

  • Integrated Automation System with Smart Power Management System of engines and batteries

OPTIMIZED OPERATIONS & PERFORMANCE

  • Condition Based & Predictive Maintenance
  • Remote operation & services

PASSENGER FLOW AND EXPERIENCE

  • Flexible use of passenger areas with intelligent ventilation and lightning
  • Auto-trim connected to Automatic loading – unloading with led traffic lights
  • Autoregistering of cars
  • Smart cabins

TECHNOLOGY

  • Dual fuel with LNG as primary energy source
  • Possibility to use LBG
  • Electric propulsion drive with Azimuth thruster units
  • Battery power for port entry/departure, peak shaving, hotel load and boost power
  • Energy recovery and environmental footprint in focus
  • Ice Class 1A Super
  • Passenger and crew comfort

SOLAS 2020 and “Stockholm agreement” stability rules

  • Marine evacuation system (“no life boats”)
  • No separators, green filter technique
  • NACOS Platinum navigation

MAIN DIMENSIONS

  • Loa: 150.0 m
  • Lwl: 137.8 m
  • Beam mld.: 26.0 m
  • Draught, design: 6.10 m
  • Gross tonnage, about: 24 300 t
  • Deadweight, design abt.: 3 500 t
  • Max. persons onboard (LSA): 1 000

CAPACITIES

  • Passengers: 800
  • Lane metres: 1 500
  • Cabins: 68
  • Speed: 20 kn
  • Public Decks: 2