Baleària Upgrading Five Ferries to Run on LNG

Ferry NapolesImage Courtesy: Baleària

Spanish ferry operator Baleària is to invest EUR 60 million (USD 70.3 million) to retrofit five of its ferries to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in an effort to cut pollution from ships.

Namely, the ferries Nápoles, Abel Matutes, Sicilia, Bahama Mama and Martín i Soler are scheduled to undergo the upgrades over the next two years.

Baleària said that the of LNG in these five vessels is expected to reduce more than 45,000 tons of CO2 annually, 4,400 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and eliminate sulfur and particulate emissions completely.

Nápoles, which would be the first to be fitted with gas propulsion, is to start the upgrade in the winter 2018.

Additionally, Baleària is studying two other LNG projects and is building two smart ships at the Visentini shipyard in Italy, the first of which will be operational as of February 2019.

The company plans to have nine ships running on LNG in three years, Adolfo Utor, President of Baleària, informed.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 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 1

Eastern Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition (EMC) 2020

EMC 2020 conference will arm delegates with technical and commercial knowledge to capitalise…

read more >

2nd GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

Belgian Offshore Days 2020

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >