mtu propulsion systems meet every requirement
Seven of the 20 vessels operated by ferry company Waxholmsbolaget also depend on mtu
propulsion systems to do their daily duties. "When the ferry Vaxö was refitted with new engines at the end of 2008, we opted for 12V2000M61 mtu
engines for the first time because they are known for their reliability and can run on Swedish Class 1 diesel. They also comply with respectively undermatch the emission requirements, and excellent service is guaranteed with the mtu
distributor Swed Motor," recounts former technical director of Waxholmsbolaget, Indrek Pöldma, who now works as a technical consultant for the company. In all, there are now 25 mtu
Series 60 and Series 2000 engines in service in the Waxholmsbolaget ferries Saxaren, Vaxö, Värmdö, Viberö, Vånö, Väddö and Skärgården. All of the ships are named after islands in the archipelago. The ferries are recognisable by their white livery with blue and yellow stripes. Providing respectively 350 and 600 kW of power, the mtu
engines deliver the necessary potency to propel the craft quickly between the roughly 300 ferry stages in the Stockholm Archipelago. On some of the ferries they also provide the electricity for ship's services.