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Valmet to supply automation for Russian expedition vessels

Two luxury expedition vessels built for Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod are to be supplied with Valmet automation and information systems.

The vessels will be built by Helsinki Shipyard in Finland and once delivered to Vodohod will operate both in the Arctic and Antarctic waters, as well as in the tropical waters during the spring and autumn seasons.

The order was included in the fourth quarter of 2019. The value of the order is not disclosed. The automation solutions will be delivered to the vessels in August 2021 and handed over to the customer in November 2021.

The 113-meter-long and 20.2-meter-wide vessels will have an ice class of PC5 and a passenger capacity of 157 persons. Their draught is 5.7 meters, and cruising speed is 14 knots.

“To ensure safe operation of the vessels, we have selected Valmet’s automation. We have a long and trustworthy relationship with Valmet,” said Unto Ryynänen, head of electrical design department, Helsinki Shipyard.

“The Valmet DNA marine automation system is reliable and tailor-made for harsh conditions in extreme environments,” commented Heikki Tanner, sales manager, Process Industry Sales, Automation, Valmet.

Valmet’s delivery includes a Valmet DNA automation system, an information management system, project engineering, factory acceptance testing, commissioning and training.

Source: Valmet