August 20, 2020
Ropax SICILIA has been refitted and re-engined at the WestSea Viana Yard in Portugal.
- An LNG tank with a 425m3 capacity has been installed, good for a range of 1,100 nautical miles.
- The MAN9L48 / 60 engines have been converted into the 9L51 / 60DF dual fuel version.
- Installation of fuel consumption and emission monitoring system (as on BAHAMA MAMA), subsidised for 50% by CEF Transport funds. this is the first phase of the project for a future fleet control tower that will allow operations and vessels to be managed more efficiently from different aspects, such as safety, preventive maintenance of equipment and commercial efficiency. In 2022, five ships in the fleet will have this monitoring.
Baleària decided already in 2012 to make LNG its main fuel.