Baleària’s LNG retrofit ferry Napoles starts operation

Baleària's LNG retrofit ferry Napoles starts operationImage courtesy of Baleària

Spanish shipping companies Baleària and Fred. Olsen Express deployed the first LNG-fueled ferry Nápoles between Huelva and the Canary Islands. 

The vessel has been retrofitted to run on liquefied natural gas by Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard. It is replacing the Martin i Soler ferry, Baleària said in a statement.

The retrofitting included the installation of dual fuel engines that allow the vessel to run on LNG as fuel as well as the installation of a 200-ton storage tank, all at a cost of nearly €12.5 million ($14.1 million).

The ferry has the capacity to transport 1,600 passengers and 53 passenger vehicles.

Nápoles is the first of six ferries that Baleària plans to retrofit to run on liquefied natural gas over a two-year period in a project supported by the European Union.

At the end of January, Baleària’ first LNG-fueled ferry, Hypatia de Alejandría, completed its first commercial trip between Barcelona and Palma.

Hypatia de Alejandría will soon be joined by its sister vessel Marie Curie, currently under construction at the Italian Cantiere Navale Visentini shipyard in Venice.

In addition to Hypatia de Alejandría, and Marie Curie, Baleària has the Eleanor Roosevelt under construction at the Armon de Gijón shipyard, the world’s first fast ferry for passengers and cargo powered by dual engines running on natural gas.

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

The 6th CWC China LNG & Gas International Exhibition & Summit

Following on from LNG 2019 and five successful editions in Beijing, the established China LNG & Gas International Exhibition & Summit…

read more >

LNG Pricing, Trading & Hedging: 3-Day Training Course – Singapore / Jan 2019

This three-day training program provides a unique opportunity to learn and apply the practical skills, knowledge and tools needed to:…

read more >

American LNG Forum 2020

The American LNG Forum is your gateway to learning about the US LNG export industry,

read more >

2nd Global LNG Forum

Global LNG Forum is an exclusive networking and knowledge-sharing platform for top experts and business leaders in the industry.

read more >