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The shipbuilding work at RMC’s yard has been going smoothly. “ The systems include a Take-Me-Home feature. The vessel will be delivered to the customer NEW-GENERATION in the middle of summer,” notes Mr. Jyrki AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Heinimaa, the new CEO for Rauma Marine According to Mr. Heinimaa, the ship’s elec- Constructions Oy (RMC). trical and automation systems have all In his previous assignments, Mr. Hei- nimaa has gained plenty of experience of been finalised. The installation of these systems started in autumn 2017. the management of large-scale shipyards. The systems include a Take-Me-Home He took the post of RMC’s Chief Executive feature, designed to help the ship to reach Officer in December 2017. the shore in the event of an unexpected ”In the course of the tradional engine failure. For this, auxiliary electrical wharf tests, the ship’s main systems will engines will be utilised for powering the be started up and tested at the dockside. ship’s propellers during the emergency. In the next phase, scheduled to take place in late May, seaborne tests will follow.” ”So far, all of the electrical cables – some 230 kilometres of them – have been The launching of the new ship was installed on board. The installation of the celebrated at Rauma shipyard on 5th Jan- last pieces of supplementary equipment uary 2018. is currently ongoing,” Heinimaa recounts. The ship has integrated hi-tech radar and navigation systems, complemented by a doubled automation system for maxi- mum safety of operation. An illustration of the new passenger and car vessel. ”Also, final touches are being made on the interiors of the vessel. As Mols- seatec 2/2018 31