The world’s first large, lightweight, zero-emissions ferry?

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Incat Tasmania might have the solution.

Customer Buquebús asked if it was possible to replace the planned LNG powerplant with a battery-electric solution.

 Incat Group Chairman and Founder Robert Clifford said “the customer wants this to happen, Incat wants this to happen, and whilst there are matters to be finalised, I am extremely confident that Incat can deliver this ground-breaking ship. In my experience unless we see something come in from left field, this is a ‘done deal’.”

 130m | 2,100 pax | 226 vehicles | to be delivered in 2025


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Incat Will Build The World’s Largest Aluminium Ship For Buquebus

Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m catamaran for long standing customer, Buquebus.
The ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports on the River Plate between Argentina and Uruguay.
The completed vessel will be the largest aluminium ferry ever built and the ninth vessel for Incat’s customer Buquebus.

Some specifications for hull 096

  • Gross tonnage 13,000
  • Length 130m, witdth 32m
  • Passengers 2,100 and cars 220
  • Duty-free shop 3,000m2
  • Speed: 40+ knots
  • 4 dual-fuel engines (LNG)

Buquebus Eyes Up Second LNG Ferry

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Argentinian ferry operator Buquebus has entered into a design contract with Australian shipyard Incat for a dual-fuel LNG high-speed ferry.

Buquebus operates a ferry service between Buenos Aires and Uruguay. In 2013 the company introduced the LNG-powered Incat ferry FRANCISCO.

The main difference in the design of the potential new ferry and FRANCISCO is that the latter was powered by a gas turbine, but Incat is suggesting the former be powered by reciprocating engines. Incat Tasmania chairman Robert Clifford explained “It will be simpler than using gas turbines as these are very complex engines and the delivery of gas is difficult.”

Buquebus Wants To Order A Big New LNG-Powered Cat

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Buquebus has revealed plans to order one more LNG-powered high-speed vessel for the route Colonia (Uruguay) – Puerto Madero (Argentina). So far, InCat, the company which built the FRANCISCO, has not confirmed the order.
The investment is worth USD 130 million.
The catamaran is expected for 2020, and would have a capacity for 2,100 passengers.

Source: Cronista (in Spanish)

Photo: Robert Heazlewood