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Valmet to supply automation system to Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co., Ltd. in China

Valmet will supply Valmet DNA automation system for TT-Line’s new RoPax vessel contracted by Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co., Ltd. The innovative duel fuel vessel will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and is designed according to TT-Line’s Green Ship concept.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the third quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The automation system deliveries are scheduled for 2020.

“We have known Valmet’s marine automation technology for many years. Valmet has excellent references in high-tech passenger vessel automation around the world. We believe this will be a wonderful start for us to cooperate with Valmet and get real benefits from their advanced marine distributed control automation solutions,” says Li Fei, Deputy Director of Purchase department, Nanjing Jinling Shipyard.

“We are very pleased to cooperate with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard. The first time TT-Line selected Valmet’s reliable automation system solutions for their ferries was 25 years ago, and we are very honored to be selected as vendor for their new ship. So far, there have been more than 280 cruises and 140 RoPax and RoRo vessels equipped with Valmet’s automation technology around the world. We are confident that with our comprehensive and scalable automation solution and our know-how in the marine industry, we will support our customers toward optimum performance, efficiency and energy saving,” states Curry Qian, Sales Manager, Marine Business, China, Automation, Valmet.

From left: Li Fei (Deputy Director, Purchase Dept., Jinling Shipyard), Deng Yi (Purchasing Project Manager, Jinling Shipyard), John Weierud (Director, Marine Automation, Valmet) and Curry Qian (Sales Manager, Marine Business, China, Automation, Valmet)From left: Li Fei (Deputy Director, Purchase Dept., Jinling Shipyard), Deng Yi (Purchasing Project Manager, Jinling Shipyard), John Weierud (Director, Marine Automation, Valmet) and Curry Qian (Sales Manager, Marine Business, China, Automation, Valmet)

Information about Valmet's delivery

Valmet provides a complete set of ship automation covering machinery, cargo and power management systems according to Safe Return to Port requirements. The Valmet DNA system includes comprehensive tools for analyzing events and data.

Information about Nanjing Jinling Shipyard and TT-Line

Nanjing Jinling Shipyard is a major state-owned shipbuilding enterprise which was founded in 1951. The company has an area over 1,230,000 square meters as its factory and the largest comb type slipway over the world. Nanjing Jinling Shipyard has delivered and exported hundreds of big vessels for more than 20 countries and regions worldwide with high reputation.

TT-Line is a private shipping group that provides ferry services across the Baltic Sea between Germany, Poland and Sweden for more than 50 years. TT-Line offers the closest route network on the direct trades across the Baltic Sea. With 6 modern RoPax ferries and with up to 17 departures daily, TT-Line links the largest German Baltic ports Travemünde and Rostock, and the Polish port Świnoujście as well as the Lithuanian harbor city Klaipėda with the southern Swedish transport hub of Trelleborg. TT-Line is the market leader in freight and individual touristic transport between Germany and Sweden. The connection between both countries has been in existence since 1962.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

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