NLC Ferry

NLC Ferry

Ice-classed ro-ro passenger ferry

Ice-classed ro-ro passenger ferry with environmental solutions. Fuelled by LNG, equipped with electrical batteries for performance optimization and ready for capturing renewables such as solar power and land power at the harbour.

Main dimensions:

Passengers 800
Lane meters 1300 m (cars only)
790 m (trucks only)
LOA  150 m
LPP  141 m
Breadth, moulded 23.6 m
Draught, design 5.65 m
Speed 16 knots
Deadweight 2,565 t
Fuel LNG / MGO
Passenger cabins 53
Ice class 1A Super

Deltamarin’s customer: Wärtsilä Solutions Oy, Finland

Wärtsilä’s customer and owner: Midway Alignment and NLC Ferry (Cities of Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden)


  • Designed in partnership with Wärtsilä.
  • Contract design suitable for contractual purposes including also Safe Return to Port design.
  • Basic (approval) design with Safe Return to Port including model test coordination and architect assistance.

Special features:

  • The new ro-pax ferry carries trucks, trailers, coaches, cars, busses and other wheeled vehicles on the Vaasa-Umeå route. It is part of a bigger EU development project for north Scandinavian transportation routes (Kvarken link) and port investments called the ”Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor” (read more about the EU project here).
  • Various model tests were carried out to ensure effective hull form for good ice going performance of the ferry.

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Johan Hellman Deltamarin
Johan Hellman
Sales, passenger ships
Tel. +358 9 4788 4458
Mobile +358 40 7014 237
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