Deltamarin to design climate-friendly train ferry for Fennorail

Deltamarin to design climate-friendly train ferry for Fennorail

Fennorail Eurocarrier train ferry - credit Deltamarin
Deltamarin has signed a contract with Oy Fennorail Ltd for conceptual design of the EUROCARRIER train ferry capable of carrying both train and truck cargo.

The aim of the EUROCARRIER train ferry is to connect Finland to the European TEN-T railway networks and create a connection across Eastern Europe to Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Approximately 400,000 trucks per year, or almost 1,100 trucks per day travel on car ferries between Finland and Estonia. The emission footprint from heavy goods vehicles (road cargo) is more than five times greater than rail traffic, so significant emission reduction can be achieved by shifting a portion of the cargo from road to rail.

The vessel will operate in the Baltic Sea and have a capacity of more than 1,000 lane meters for train cargo and an additional 1,500 lane meters for trucks. The objective is to develop the world’s greenest train ferry by optimising the design and selecting machinery system compatible with alternative fuels such as LNG and green hydrogen.

Kaj Jansson, Member of the Board of FENNORAIL Ltd, says “We strive to make the train ferry climate-friendly and profitable. The train ferry will have multifuel marine engines that can run on either pure LNG, a mixture of LNG and green hydrogen or Marine Gas Oil (MGO). Ships propulsion system is arranged by two 360-degree rotating POD’s which increases the propulsion efficiency and ships manoeuvrability. Deltamarin is well acquainted with these technologies and their manufacturers and combines them with their own advanced ship design knowledge. In addition, they have well proven experience in supervising the ships construction process.”

Fennorail Eurocarrier train ferry - credit Deltamarin

Eurocarrier train ferry – credit Deltamarin

“We are very happy that Fennorail with its partners have selected Deltamarin to design this unique vessel, which aims to connect Finland to the European railway network and support the goals of the Paris Agreement by moving part of the road cargo onto rail, offering significant emission cuts per transported cargo tonne-kilometre. Deltamarin is known as the leading designer for environmentally friendly vessels, and this project is a good continuation of our pathway towards zero-carbon shipping,” says Deltamarin’s Sales Manager, Jaakko Lappi.

Work is already on-going and will be done at the Deltamarin offices in Finland.

For more information, please contact:
Jaakko Lappi
Sales Manager
Tel. +358 9 4788 4424
Mobile +358 40 0807 587

About Deltamarin
Deltamarin Group provides ship design, offshore engineering and construction support for the marine and offshore industries worldwide. The services include the full range of consulting, design and engineering as well as procurement, support for construction and installation. The Group employs around 400 experts in its own and associated companies located in Europe and Asia. Deltamarin is part of China Merchants Group, a Fortune Global 500 corporation.

Oy FENNORAIL Ltd is a Finnish company (domiciled in Mariehamn) owned by shipping and shipbuilding professionals from Finland and Estonia. FENNORAIL is investing in its train ferry and is negotiating with leading Baltic shipping operators to operate the train ferry. The train deck may be leased to the train operator.

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2 Responses to Deltamarin to design climate-friendly train ferry for Fennorail

  1. Martin Minnebo June 7, 2022 at 16:37 #

    Dear Sirs, what exciting news for the roro community in Europe –

    I think the new concept looks like the ships that were build for the Storatraffic?

    (Cobelfet/Wagenborg) Zeebrugge/Gothenburg some decades ago?

    could you please inform us about the measurements of the Eurocarrier type?

    best regards Gents Nieuwsbureau Belgium – transport desk –

    • Deltamarin June 8, 2022 at 10:45 #

      Hi Martin & thank you for your comment!

      The new design is developed to meet specific technical and operational requirements by Fennorail, including capacities and main parameters. More detailed information will follow later on.

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