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2016-10-14

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä to power Mediterranean's first LNG fuelled passenger ferry

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 14 October 2016 at 2.00 pm EET

Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Construcciones Navales del Norte SL
(LaNaval) shipyard in Sestao, Spain for the design and supply of the LNG
power and propulsion installation for a new RoRo passenger ferry. There is
also an option for a second vessel. The ship is being built for Spanish owner
Baleària, a leading operator serving the Balearic Islands. Wärtsilä will also
provide inclusive project support services to the yard, including integration
engineering and on-site consulting, as well as commissioning of the combined
systems. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in August.

When entering regular service in 2019, this eco-efficient 'smartship' will be
the first gas-propelled RoRo passenger ferry operating in the Mediterranean
Sea, and among the largest ferries in Europe. It has a length of 232 metres
and a capacity for 331 vehicles and 1700 passengers, 70% of whom can be
accommodated in cabins. Because of the ship's extensive accommodation
facilities and the need to prioritise passenger comfort, stringent standards
to reduce noise and vibration will be applied to Wärtsilä's main and
auxiliary engines, propellers, and manoeuvring thrusters.

By sailing on natural gas, the environmental footprint of the vessel will be
greatly reduced. In comparison to standard marine diesel fuel, Wärtsilä's LNG
solution reduces CO2 emissions by 25%, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 85%,
while sulphur and particulate matter are virtually entirely eliminated.

The full Wärtsilä scope of supply for this contract includes four
8-cylinderWärtsilä 50DFdual-fuel main engines, four 9-cylinderWärtsilä
20DFdual-fuel auxiliary engines, theWärtsilä LNGPacfuel storage and
management system, two twin/single outgearboxes, two WärtsiläControllable
Pitch Propellers (CPP)with theWärtsilä ProTouchbridge control system,
twoWärtsilä transverse thrusters, plus comprehensive engineering, project
management, and on-site yard support services. The Wärtsilä equipment is
scheduled to be delivered to the yard in mid-2017.

"Baleària, the owners of this new ferry, appreciate the importance of LNG fuel
in providing a cleaner marine environment. Wärtsilä, with a track record of
more than 1500 gas fuelled engines with 16 million running hours, has by far
the most experience in dual fuel power and propulsion installations.
Furthermore, our capability to assume responsibility for the combined ship
systems, plus our strong service support and training facilities were other
important considerations," says Aaron Bresnahan, Vice President, Sales,
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

"In our current order book at LaNaval, we have two vessels that will be
powered by dual-fuel engines: a multi-purpose cable laying vessel and this
Ro-Pax vessel for Baleària. For both ships, LaNaval has selected Wärtsilä as
the supplier of the DF engines, and we have also chosen the company's LNGPac
fuel system. We made this decision based on Wärtsilä's experience in
dual-fuel technology," says Javier Angulo, Deputy Managing Director and Sales
Director at LaNaval.

"The output power from the Wärtsilä engines will allow the ship to reach a
speed of 24 knots. Their technology will enable us to be highly efficient and
competitive with our passenger and goods services," says Guillermo Alomar,
Baleària's Fleet Director.

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Caption: Wärtsilä has been contracted to design and deliver the LNG power and
propulsion installation for Baleària's new RoRo passenger ferry.

Media contacts:

Mr Wilco van der Linden
General Manager, Merchant, Cruise&Ferries
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel: +31 88 9804529
wilco.vanderlinden@wartsila.com

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439
marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

Wärtsilä in brief:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle
solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable
innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and
economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800
employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70
countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
www.wartsila.com

About the Baleària group

Baleària shipping company is a leader in passenger and cargo transportation
with the Balearic Islands, one of the largest operators in the Straits of
Gibraltar and offers services in the Caribbean and Argel. The company is a
leader in service, innovation and social responsibility in the Spanish
shipping sector. The shipping company, which has a fleet of 25 vessels
operates in five countries and has around 1,200 people employed.
www.Baleària.com

About LaNaval

LaNaval is a shipyard dedicated to the design and construction of
sophisticated Vessels for Offshore Oil&Gas, Offshore Wind, Passenger and
Dredging markets. The current orderbook of LaNaval is a Ferry for Baleària, a
Cable Lay Vessel for DEME / Tideway and two dredgers for the company Van
Oord.
www.lanaval.es

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Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire

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