Baleària Builds World’s First LNG Powered High-Speed Catamaran In Spain

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Baleària has ordered the world’s first LNG powered ro-pax high-speed ferry.
The fast ferry is being built at the Armon shipyard in Gijón after an Incat Crowther design.
With a length of 125m and a beam of 28m, the new catamaran will have capacity for 1,200 passengers and 500 cars (or otherwise 500 lane meters freight and 250 cars).
The vessel will be propelled by four Wärtsilä dual-fuel LNG engines delivering 8,800 kW each, allowing it to attain a service speed of 35 knots, and a top speed of over 40 knots.
Range will be 400 nautical miles.
Investment is 90 million euros.  Entry into service summer 2020.

Flensburg Shipyard Has Officially Started To Build The New Brittany Ferries Flagship

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The construction of the first LNG-powered ferry on the Channel has started at the FSG shipyard in Flensburg on Monday, March 12.
In a bit more than a year the HONFLEUR will be the new flagship for Brittany Ferries.
She’ll operate on the core route Caen – Portsmouth.

The photo shows the key participants at the first steel cutting ceremony. From left to right: Dirk Hemsen (Project Manager), Arnaud Le Poulichet (Technical Director Brittany Ferries), Rüdiger Fuchs (CEO FSG), Corinne Vintner (Director of Legal Affairs Brittany Ferries), Christophe Mathieu (CEO Brittany Ferries), Frédéric Pouget (Fleet & Ops Director Brittany Ferries), and Brice Robinson (Naval Architect Brittany Ferries).