Ro-pax ferry Tallink Megastar (NB1391)

Megastar is powered by three 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 12V50DF and two 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 6L50DF four-stroke dual-fuel generating sets. While capable of running on marine diesel oil (MDO), the engines will primarily use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. This reduces both sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, and allows the vessel to comply with IMO Tier III emission limits as well as the additional restrictions of the Baltic Sea Sulphur Emission Control Area. The gas fuel is stored in two 300 m3 (11,000 cu ft) cryogenic storage tanks which, unlike in the previous LNG-fueled cruiseferry Viking Grace, are located inside the hull of the vessel, below the main deck. The propulsion system is diesel-electric, meaning that instead of being mechanically coupled to the twin propeller shafts, the main engines form a power plant which produces electricity for all electrical consumers ranging from propulsion motors to auxiliary systems and hotel functions. This allows starting and stopping engines depending on power demand and improves the fuel efficiency as the engines can run at their nominal power.The service speed of the vessel is 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph).   TECHNICAL INFORMATION: 

  • Type: Ro-pax ferry
  • Tonnage: 49,000 GT
  • Length: 212 m (696 ft)
  • Ice class: 1A[4]
  • Installed power: 3 × Wärtsilä 12V50DF, 2 × Wärtsilä 6L50DF
  • Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts
  • Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
  • Capacity: 2,800 passengers

 Project work:

  • hull detail design: model, drawings, nesting in Aveva Marine 12.1