Name competition for the new ferry is open

A name competition for the new ferry for Wasaline has been launched. The new Wasaline ferry, equipped with Wärtsilä 31DF (Dual Fuel) engines is the first hybrid ferry in the world running on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) or Liquified Bio Gas (LBG) and batteries.

“We are conducting an open name competition for the new most environmentally friendly passenger ferry in the world. We invite everyone to brainstorm by launching a name competition, which starts today. We hope to get many creative suggestions for the new vessel.”, says Peter Ståhlberg, CEO of Wasaline.

The main prize for the competition is a cruise on the maiden voyage in the spring of 2021. The competition will run for the whole month of November.

The construction of the new ferry for Kvarken Link has started at the Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard and it will replace the existing Wasa Express in traffic in the spring of 2021. It will be operated by Wasaline and sail between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden.

The competition can be found on www.kvarkenlink.com

 

 

For more information:

Peter Ståhlberg, CEO, Wasaline, phone: +358 40 559 2353, e-mail: peter.stahlberg@wasaline.com

Press contact:

Catarina Fant, Head of Marketing, Kvarken Link, phone: +358 46 921 5811, e-mail: catarina.fant@wasaline.com

 

Kvarken Link is owned by Umeå Kommunföretag AB and the city of Vaasa, both of whom serve as guarantors of the financing. Our mission is to build the most environmentally friendly passenger ferry on earth. The vessel will be future ready to allow for upgrades and sustainability improvements. More information can be found on www.kvarkenlink.com

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