seatec - Finnish marine technology review 2/2018 - Page 30

R auma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) re-opened Rauma shipyard in the summer of 2014. The company started work by repair and maintenance projects of numerous ships, as well as assem- bling specialised steel structures and con- structing ’floating real estates’ for coastal resorts. Since the summer of 2016, however, Rauma shipyard has been back in the ship- building business. RMC received an order for building a passenger and car vessel from Molslinjen A/S in Denmark. Building of the new vessel has also given a boost to RMC’s subcontractors in the Finnish maritime cluster, as well as to business life in general on the west coast region. The actual shipbuilding work for the vessel was started at Rauma shipyard in March 2017. SHIP TESTS ONGOING The new ship has a length of 158 metres and a maximum width of 24.5 metres. The average cruising speed will be 17.7 knots. ”At the present time, wharf tests for this new RoPax vessel have been started. 30 seatec 2/2018