Wärtsilä’s Low Loss Concept (LLC) system has been ordered by Canadian shipowner Transport Desgagnés for installation in a 95 m passenger/vehicle/container vessel, to be built at Croatia’s Kraljevica Shipyard. It will be the first-ever application of the LLC in a passenger vessel. The 381-passenger, 125 TEU-carrying vessel will operate along the ecologically sensitive St. Lawrence River, with a weekly itinerary that takes in 22 ports-of-call with short ship stays of no more than five hours.

In addition to the LLC system, Wärtsilä’s scope of supply to the Desgagnésdesigned vessel includes a complete diesel-electric propulsion package based on four, nine-cylinder versions of the Wärtsilä 20CR medium-speed generating sets. All 600V main distribution switchboards, the electric propulsion motors, and the frequency converters also form part of the supply agreement. Wärtsilä will deliver the equipment to the Kraljevica Shipyard throughout January 2010.

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