According to EIB website, the project concerns the construction of a new passenger (RoPax) ferry to replace the existing one currently used to connect the cities of Vaasa (in Finland) and Umea (in Sweden). The new vessel will be equipped with a dual-fuel liquid natural gas/biogas (LNG/LBG) and marine diesel engine, an electric propulsion system, an optimised hull design and other similar energy efficiency features that improve significantly its environmental performance compared to the existing vessel. The project also involves small scale port infrastructure works for the adaptation of the berths required for the reception of the new ferry at the ports of Vaasa and Umea.
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