FSG Deal off, Deal to go ahead with Rauma.

Foreship was responsible for the concept design of the new ro-paxes which were to be built by FSG. The Finnish naval architecture consultancy remains heavily involved in the newbuilding project for TT-Line Tasmania. © Rauma Marine Constructions
Concept design of the new ro-paxes.. © Rauma Marine Constructions

It has been announced to today by TT-Line of Tasmania that the new builds will not be built at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The contract was mutually terminated.

TT-Line have signed a memorandum of understanding with Rauma Marine constructions of Finland. Currently the expected delivery of the new ships is late 2022 for the first vessel and late 2023 for the second. Rauma had been short listed during the selection process some years ago.

The Rauma ship yard has a long history with building quality ferries over the years, although under several different stages of ownership. They are currently working on the My Star ferry for Estonian based Tallink with delivery 2021.

Havainnekuva Tallinkin uudesta MySTAR-aluksesta.
My Star currently under construction at Rauma. Maybe the new spirits will look a bit like this?