Tallink’s LNG-fueled fast ferry M/S Megastar bunkered liquefied natural gas for the first time at Skangas’ Pori terminal on Wednesday.
According to a Skangas statement, the vessel to be completed at the Meyer Turku shipyard, will take on her maiden voyage from Talinn to Helsinki in late January.
The LNG-fueled ferry is compliant with the new, stricter emission regulations of Emission Control Areas (ECAs) such as the Baltic Sea.
Megastar is 212 meters long and can accommodate 2,800 passengers. The fast ferry will operate between Helsinki and Tallinn at a service speed of 27 knots.
The two LNG tanks are located below deck 3 and have a total volume of 600 cubic meters. The construction of the fast ferry began in summer 2015 and the launch took place in July 2016, Skangas said.
Skangas sales and marketing director Tommy Mattila added that the vessel is ready for operation.
In October, Tallink Grupp signed the LNG supply deal with Skangas in Finland and Eesti Gaas in Estonia, with Skangas delivering LNG for Megastar’s sea trials.
LNG World News Staff