Wärtsilä to supply waterjets for fast ferry under construction in Australia
The Incat Tasmania Pty shipyard in Hobart, Australia has again specified Wärtsilä waterjets and controls for a new fast ferry, the ‘KatExpress 3’, being built for Danish operator Mols-Linien. The yard has previously specified Wärtsilä waterjets for a number of fast ferry projects. This latest order was placed in November.
The scope of supply includes four Wärtsilä LJX 1500 SRI waterjets and a Wärtsilä Lipstronic control system. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in September, 2016.
The ‘KatExpress 3’ is a 109 metre long catamaran capable of carrying around 1000 passengers and with capacity for 411 cars or a mix of trucks, vans and cars. The vessel has a deadweight of 1000 tons. It is expected to be delivered to the owners in March 2017. The newbuilding’s near-sisterships ‘KatExpress 1’ and ‘KatExpress 2’ are both currently in service for Mols-Linien and were also built by Incat.