Wärtsilä fully integrated scope chosen for high-speed LNG fuelled catamaran
The largest ever high-speed catamaran, which will operate on LNG, will feature a fully integrated scope of supply from the technology group Wärtsilä. The 125 m long vessel is being built at the Armon Gijón shipyard in Spain for Spanish ferry operator Baleària. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in 2Q18.
The ability of Wärtsilä to deliver a fully integrated scope, including the engines, the waterjets and the LNG fuel storage and supply system, together with all the related auxiliary systems, was an important option for both the owner and shipyard.
“High efficiency, reduced operating costs, and environmental sustainability were the key values in the design of this exciting new high-speed ferry. Wärtsilä has a strong focus and excellent track record in all these areas, as well as unique integration capabilities. This project redefines the conventional standard for this type of vessel, enabling ‘greener’ operations and lower lifecycle operating costs. We have worked closely in the past with both the yard and the owners, and we are proud to be once again their vessel solutions provider,” said Stefan Wiik, Vice President, Marine Power Solutions, Wärtsilä.
“This ferry will very much shape the future for high-speed, gas powered, catamarans and trimarans. This completely new design, which optimises the performance of the ship, not only in terms of speed but also in seakeeping, and which utilises Wärtsilä’s LNG technology, makes this a breakthrough vessel. The use of LNG allows us to fulf....