Since August 2014, Wärtsilä has been engaged in initial ship design for the project Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor.
The concept, outcome of the the first phase of the ship design process, the so-called Initial Design, has now been published. It covers the main features of the future vessel as well as the space allocation for all the functions that the ferry will be equipped with. Starting from this concept, the work will now focus on ship design in more detail, in a phase called Basic Design.
The following phase will cover the competitive bidding for ship-building, and the final design will be carried out together with the shipyard which submits the winning tender.
Mr. Tuomas Linna, project manager at Wärtsilä, leads the design team of the ferry intended for traffic across the Kvarken Strait. The design team cooperates closely with the client team that Midway Alignment has convened to advance the daily design work. This group includes representatives from Wasaline Shipping Company as well as experts from the maritime design companies Foreship and SSPA. Mr. Torvald Hvistendahl,Naval Architect at SSPA, coordinates the daily activities in the client team.