Under the terms of the deal, WME will deliver everything from system design to material and commissioning of the system. Brodosplit Shipyard is owned by the Croatian state and was founded in 1922. It has delivered some 350 vessels, and the new RoPax vessel signifies a re-entry into the the RoPax market after an absence of 20 years.
Jan Wallberg, Area Sales Manager Europe for Wilhelmsen Callenberg Flakt says that key factors in this project were energy efficiency and the environment. WME's capability to deliver an energy efficient solution was probably the crucial point in winning this business, he adds.
Compagnie Meridionale de Navigation (CMN) is one of the oldest ship-owners in Marseille, France and has a fleet of three ferries. Originally an international freight carrier, it now operates a service to Corsica every day as well as a twice-weekly passenger and freight service to Sardinia.