Tallink Grupp to kick off new LNG-powered ferry construction

Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp said the construction of Tallink Grupp’s newest LNG-powered shuttle ferry, MyStar will begin at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard in Rauma, Finland.

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The construction will begin with a steel cutting event, which, in keeping with the current coronavirus situation restrictions and precautionary measures, will be carried out with company representatives taking part via internet live streaming.

Tallink Grupp noted that MyStar will be built equipped with shore-to-ship green power connection as well as the Smart Car Deck solution which will enable even faster and more convenient loading and unloading of the vessel and is compatible with the already existing Smart Port solutions at the Port of Tallinn.

The vessel will cost approximately €250 million ($270.5 million) and the delivery of the vessel is planned in January 2022.

The MyStar, with a gross tonnage of approximately 50,000 and a service speed of 27 knots, will use LNG as its main fuel and meet all the current and future known emission regulations.

The new vessel will operate on the company’s Tallinn-Helsinki route, connecting the twin capitals of Estonia and Finland.