Germany: Helgoland LNG ferry hits water

After almost nine months of construction, the new LNG-powered ferry built for Reederei Cassen Eils, has emerged from the Fassmer-Werft dry dock and was placed on the water on May 12.

More work on the upper deck, as well as the interior will take place followed by trials of systematic components of the LNG-drive in the port and at sea.

Fassmer designed and built the MS Helgoland, Germany’s first passenger ferry with a dual-fuel propulsion system.

The vessel is 83 meters long, 12,6 meters wide and has a draught of 3,6 meters, and a capacity of more than 1.180 passengers.

It will operate between Cuxhaven and the island of Helgoland in Germany, starting in summer of 2015.

The construction of the LNG-powered ferry will cost about EUR 31 million. The EU is providing EUR 4.17 million for the project under its TEN-T programme.

LNG World News Staff; Image: Reederei Cassen Eils

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