Spanish shipping company Baleària completed a liquefied natural gas bunkering operation at the port of Venice for its first LNG ferry Hypatia de Alejandría.
The company said in a brief statement through its social media channels, that the first sea trials have already been completed and the vessel will soon be joining Baleària’s fleet.
Hypatia de Alejandria is scheduled to start operations at the beginning of next year in the Mediterranean.
Its sister vessel Marie Curie, that was recently launched at the Italian Cantiere Navale Visentini shipyard to follow a few months after.
Both of the ships will be 186.5 meters long with a maximum speed of 24 knots and the capacity for 810 people, 2,100 linear meters of cargo and 150 vehicles.
The construction of the two vessels is valued at €200 million ($225.7 million).
LNG World News Staff