MAN B&W Engines for Swedish Fast Ferry
MAN B&W Diesel Ltd have received an order to supply four, 20RK280 engines to Italian ship builder Fincantieri to be used in a 122 meter monohull fast ferry. The MAN B&W Diesel Ltd 20RK280 engines are continuously rated with classification society type approval at 9000 kWb at 1000 r/min. Each engine will drive through a ZF 6000 NRH gearbox to Rolls Royce Ka Me Wa S140 II waterjets. The engines will be built in the UK at the Stockport plant of MAN B&W Diesel Ltd and are scheduled for delivery during March and April 2005.
The vessel was ordered by Swedish ferry operator, Rederi AB Gotland, and will enter into service between the Swedish mainland and Gotland Island in the Baltic sea. It will have an approximate speed of 40 knots and an operating speed of 36 knots, which will be achieved at 85% engine power. It has the capacity for 800 passengers and over 160 cars.