Finneagle refurbished and equipped with scrubbers at Remontowa SA

MS Finneagle underwent at Remontowa the installation of inline hybrid scrubbers and new improved propeller blades. Photo: Cezary Gierszewski/5XMedia
MS Finneagle underwent at Remontowa the installation of inline hybrid scrubbers and new improved propeller blades.
Photo: Cezary Gierszewski/5XMedia

Remontowa Shiprepar Yard SA has installed scrubbers on more than 40 ships so far. This year, the car-passenger ferry Finneagle, brought to Gdańsk on 29 March 2017, was the first ship to be equipped with scrubbers. It left on May 24.

The scope of works on this ship was a lot broader. In short you can put it in three words: scrubber, deck, renovation. The ferry has already visited Remontowa SA in 2014 for a class renewal. This time around the scope of works was considerably broader. One of the main tasks was the installation of a scrubber system. The ferry has four main engines, therefore four Wärtsilä scrubbers were needed, two each for both of the stacks, which were first cleaned, equipped with new structures including new exhaust installations.

The Finneagle ferry also had its passenger space enlarged by a way of extension of a fragment of the deck, where 177 airplane seats were installed. The new structures on the deck required approximately 56 tons of steel.

The ship also underwent survey and maintenance overhaul which included a renovation of the main engines and power generators. Routine repair works have also been carried out, including hull maintenance and painting during docking, repairs of main and auxiliary engines, works on GRE and SMO piping systems, maintenance of mooring decks, tunnel thrusters sealing replacement, oil replacement in steering gears and many others.

The Finneagle a Finnish flagged ro-pax ferry, built in 1999 at Astilleros de Puerto Real SRL (Astilleros Españoles group), currently – Navantia Puerto Real, Spain and launched as Stena Seapacer 2. The 183.3 m long, 29.5 m wide ferry, drafting 6.21 m, features speed up to 22.1 knots, 8383 dwt capacity and 395 passenger cabins.

The ship is owned by Finnlines (Grimaldi Group Company), leading ferry and cargo ro-ro operator on the North and Baltic Sea, with a fleet of some 30 vessels.

GL, PBS

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