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Irish Ferries Enthusiasts => The Merrion Lounge => Topic started by: giftgrub on February 24, 2016, 11:10:17 PM

Title: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: giftgrub on February 24, 2016, 11:10:17 PM
one to keep an eye on the latest addition to the Tallink fleet

http://test.megastar.tallink.com/
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: Collision-course on February 26, 2016, 01:39:44 AM
Looks very similar to Ulysses.
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: NathanBrady on February 26, 2016, 06:09:40 PM
Looks very similar to Ulysses.
So does everything that comes out of de old Finnyards at the right angle
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: Steven on February 26, 2016, 09:30:14 PM
Looks very similar to Ulysses.
Probably more in common with Baltic Queen, Victoria I, and Romantika than anything else.  Likewise Barfleur and Normandie also have similarities in profile.
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: Steven on March 14, 2016, 12:32:08 PM
Seems Tallink have opted not to take up the option of a sister to Megastar.  Seems there will be job losses at the yard as a result.
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: IFPete on March 16, 2016, 04:29:44 PM
The question now is would Stena or Irish Ferries take up the slot opportunity,
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: giftgrub on March 16, 2016, 10:54:39 PM
Dont Think either are looking for a vessel of this spec or cost
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: Steven on March 19, 2016, 07:52:37 PM
Dont Think either are looking for a vessel of this spec or cost
My thoughts as well.  They'd need to be at the final stages of signing the paperwork as well.
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: NathanBrady on March 20, 2016, 12:08:20 PM
Dont Think either are looking for a vessel of this spec or cost
My thoughts as well.  They'd need to be at the final stages of signing the paperwork as well.
Maybe P&O could order another Spirit to replace one of those rust buckets they still have running to Calais?  Just photocopy the plans and dey are good
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: TC on March 20, 2016, 10:15:45 PM
The rust buckets are looking very smart after their dry-docking i'll have you know ;). Pride of Kent is looking like new! Though I have heard she is having problems with her gearbox :-\. The aging process!
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: NathanBrady on March 21, 2016, 10:10:19 AM
The rust buckets are looking very smart after their dry-docking i'll have you know ;). Pride of Kent is looking like new! Though I have heard she is having problems with her gearbox :-\. The aging process!
Aye, and de other one was broken down yesterday as well.  Anyway, dis is about a Tallink new build
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: giftgrub on January 28, 2017, 08:35:36 PM
Tallinks all new Megastar enters service tomorrow, details below

http://kships.blogspot.ie/2017/01/megastar-interiors-27-january-2017.html?m=1

http://valkeatlaivat.blogspot.fi/2017/01/tallainen-on-uusi-tallinkin-ms-megastar.html?m=1

Looks impressive

Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: giftgrub on January 28, 2017, 09:49:10 PM
And a video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s9oLLxy5ta8

And some official images

https://www.facebook.com/TallinkLatvija/posts/710963002418413
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: giftgrub on February 08, 2017, 09:50:25 PM
More Images from the newest ferry in Europe

http://blog.ferryfacts.com/2017/02/tallinks-new-megastar.html?spref=fb&m=1
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: Steven on February 21, 2017, 06:24:51 AM
The horse is an 'interesting' inclusion...
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: PaddyL on February 21, 2017, 01:24:19 PM
The horse is an 'interesting' inclusion...

Similar have been featured in trendy hotels and bars.
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: NathanBrady on May 05, 2017, 09:49:33 PM
The horse is an 'interesting' inclusion...

Similar have been featured in trendy hotels and bars.
Not been one in any bars I've been in, but I'm not trendy.  Who wants to look at a big horse when they are drinking a pint.  Unless it's de races
Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: giftgrub on March 27, 2019, 09:15:11 PM
Tallinn ordered a sister ship to Megastar today

https://cns.omxgroup.com/cdsPublic/viewDisclosure.action?disclosureId=881646&messageId=1109716&fbclid=IwAR3BT0LvbwMEUPb2becFgeFxjjLH9WQsQbWVDJ4wPmcS5-4SSOoVLpG9M_Y

Being built in Rauma which makes a change compared with recent new build news.



AS Tallink Grupp and Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) have signed the contract for the construction of a new LNG-powered fast ferry for the Tallinn – Helsinki route shuttle operations, which enters into force today.

Similarly to the group’s newest vessel Megastar, the new shuttle ferry will also be dual fuel operated, its overall length will be approximately 212 metres and with a passenger capacity of 2,800. The vessel will cost approximately 250 million euros and it will be built at the Rauma shipyard in Finland, providing approximately 1,500 man-years of employment for the shipyard. The delivery of the vessel is expected in January 2022.

The new vessel is another step for Tallink Grupp towards achieving even greater energy efficiency and eco-friendliness for its shipping operations. The new shuttle ferry, with a gross tonnage of approximately 50,000 and a service speed of 27 knots, will use LNG as main fuel and meet all the current and future known emission regulations.

According to the contract, 30 percent of the total cost will be paid during the construction period and the rest after the delivery of the vessel. AS Tallink Grupp plans to finance 70 percent of the new ship cost in 2022 by long-term loan, the loan terms will be concluded in the near future.

Commenting on the contract, Paavo Nõgene, the CEO of Tallink Grupp, said:

"The construction of Megastar and bringing this next generation vessel onto the Baltic Sea, has transformed our shuttle service between Tallinn and Helsinki. The vessel has been extremely well received by our customers, with over 4 million passengers already having travelled on the vessel. In addition to the increased passenger comfort, just as importantly, Megastar has taken our operations also to the next level in terms of environmentally friendly operations and increased efficiency.

It was therefore only logical that a similar vessel should be built for the route sooner or later to enhance our operations on this important route for us even further. We are pleased to have signed the construction contract with RMC, thus supporting also our regional economies due to the construction taking place in Rauma, and we look forward to starting the shipbuilding process.“

Commenting on the contract, Jyrki Heinimaa, the CEO of RMC, said:

"We are very proud that Tallink trusted us in giving this important project to RMC for successful design and manufacturing their newest shuttle ferry, which takes some benefits from the existing fleet, but exceeds them in performance thanks to the integration of the newest technology applications, for example concerning power demand. In RMC’s path to global technology leadership in ferry building, this project is a great milestone and brings us on an even level with the market leaders.

“The project itself is extremely awaited in Rauma, since it allows us to continue our amicable co-operation with our colleagues at Tallink, of which we have had great experiences already since the beginning of the millennium, when M/S Romantika was under construction in Rauma as the first newbuilding ferry of Tallink Grupp.“

AS Tallink Grupp is one of the leading providers of passenger transport and cargo transport services in the northern part of the Baltic Sea region. The company owns 14 vessels and operates seven ferry routes under the brand names of Tallink and Silja Line. AS Tallink Grupp employs over 7,400 people in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Russia and Germany. In 2018, Tallink Grupp provided services to 9.8 million travellers and transported approximately 385,000 freight units of goods. The shares of Tallink Grupp are listed on the Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.”


Title: Re: New Tallink Ferry
Post by: Steven on May 17, 2019, 02:02:28 AM
Tallinn ordered a sister ship to Megastar today

https://cns.omxgroup.com/cdsPublic/viewDisclosure.action?disclosureId=881646&messageId=1109716&fbclid=IwAR3BT0LvbwMEUPb2becFgeFxjjLH9WQsQbWVDJ4wPmcS5-4SSOoVLpG9M_Y

Being built in Rauma which makes a change compared with recent new build news.



AS Tallink Grupp and Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) have signed the contract for the construction of a new LNG-powered fast ferry for the Tallinn – Helsinki route shuttle operations, which enters into force today.

Similarly to the group’s newest vessel Megastar, the new shuttle ferry will also be dual fuel operated, its overall length will be approximately 212 metres and with a passenger capacity of 2,800. The vessel will cost approximately 250 million euros and it will be built at the Rauma shipyard in Finland, providing approximately 1,500 man-years of employment for the shipyard. The delivery of the vessel is expected in January 2022.

The new vessel is another step for Tallink Grupp towards achieving even greater energy efficiency and eco-friendliness for its shipping operations. The new shuttle ferry, with a gross tonnage of approximately 50,000 and a service speed of 27 knots, will use LNG as main fuel and meet all the current and future known emission regulations.

According to the contract, 30 percent of the total cost will be paid during the construction period and the rest after the delivery of the vessel. AS Tallink Grupp plans to finance 70 percent of the new ship cost in 2022 by long-term loan, the loan terms will be concluded in the near future.

Commenting on the contract, Paavo Nõgene, the CEO of Tallink Grupp, said:

"The construction of Megastar and bringing this next generation vessel onto the Baltic Sea, has transformed our shuttle service between Tallinn and Helsinki. The vessel has been extremely well received by our customers, with over 4 million passengers already having travelled on the vessel. In addition to the increased passenger comfort, just as importantly, Megastar has taken our operations also to the next level in terms of environmentally friendly operations and increased efficiency.

It was therefore only logical that a similar vessel should be built for the route sooner or later to enhance our operations on this important route for us even further. We are pleased to have signed the construction contract with RMC, thus supporting also our regional economies due to the construction taking place in Rauma, and we look forward to starting the shipbuilding process.“

Commenting on the contract, Jyrki Heinimaa, the CEO of RMC, said:

"We are very proud that Tallink trusted us in giving this important project to RMC for successful design and manufacturing their newest shuttle ferry, which takes some benefits from the existing fleet, but exceeds them in performance thanks to the integration of the newest technology applications, for example concerning power demand. In RMC’s path to global technology leadership in ferry building, this project is a great milestone and brings us on an even level with the market leaders.

“The project itself is extremely awaited in Rauma, since it allows us to continue our amicable co-operation with our colleagues at Tallink, of which we have had great experiences already since the beginning of the millennium, when M/S Romantika was under construction in Rauma as the first newbuilding ferry of Tallink Grupp.“

AS Tallink Grupp is one of the leading providers of passenger transport and cargo transport services in the northern part of the Baltic Sea region. The company owns 14 vessels and operates seven ferry routes under the brand names of Tallink and Silja Line. AS Tallink Grupp employs over 7,400 people in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Russia and Germany. In 2018, Tallink Grupp provided services to 9.8 million travellers and transported approximately 385,000 freight units of goods. The shares of Tallink Grupp are listed on the Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.”

It transpires that she is a sister only in marketing terms.  Meyer Werft have refused to sell the original plans so RMC are having to design the new ship themselves!