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Fuel Gas Supply Systems ordered for LNG-Powered Norwegian ferries

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Credit: Torghatten Nord

MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with the Vard Shipyard Group in Norway, to deliver a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) to two ferries for shipowner and ferry operator, Torghatten Nord.

Each ferry will be equipped with a gas-electric, hybrid-propulsion system that features optional fast-charging from shore. The design is expected to deliver an energy-efficient propulsion and hull shape that offer environmental performance. The ferries are designed by Multi-Maritime, Norwegian ship designer.

The LNG supply system consists of a 175 m3 vacuum-insulated storage tank, with auxiliary equipment including an LNG vaporizer, a pressure build-up unit and a bunker station.

The MAN Cryo system will supply gas to the engines powering each ferry and is scheduled for delivery in Q1, 2018. The equipment will be installed aboard two double-ended RoPax ferries that will operate between Halhjem and Sandvikvåg, south of Bergen in SE Norway.

The 134-m long and 21-m wide ferries will have identical capacities of up to 180 cars and 550 passengers.

Mikael Adler, Managing Director of MAN Cryo, noted that the market clearly points towards LNG’s positive growth as a choice of fuel.

Source: MAN Diesel & Turbo

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