October 21, 2021

Ropax HEDY LAMARR is the last of 6 Baleària ferries to be retrofitted

Where: West Sea shipyard in Viana do Castelo (Portugal)


  • MAN 9L48 / 60B will be converted into dual-fuel engines MAN 9L51 / 60DF,
  • Two natural gas storage tanks with a total capacity of 565 m3 will be installed (autonomy of more than 1,400 nautical miles).
  • Installing of the smart ship project systems: technological improvements for a better customer experience on board. (on-demand digital entertainment platform, text coverage for WhatsApp during the voyages, smart TV in the cabins, a pet video surveillance system, and the accommodations will be accessible via QR code)
  • Sensors will be installed on the ship to monitor fuel consumption and emissions in real time, as has already been done on other ships in the fleet. This is part of the Green and Connected Ports project of the European Union.

When finished, Baleària will have nine vessels that can run on LNG.

Investment: 380 million euros (some is part of the CEF funds of the European Union).