The company was in charge of modifying and fuelling the Wuhan Ferry Company ship for its test navigation. The unit weighed over 300 tons and now works with a 30 percent of diesel and 70 percent of natural gas fuel formula, which is a significant energy and cost saving.
According to China Natural Gas CEO Qinan Ji, their owned subsidiary, Hubei Xilan Natural Gas, Ltd., will cooperate with the Wuhan Ferry Company in the passenger transport business to explore further applications for this revolutionary kind of vessel. “We expect to achieve extensive coverage with our LNG-powered ships along the Yangtze River,” he explained.
The businessman added: “This achievement is a big step in the history of China’s new energy industry and will contribute to environmental protection and reduce energy consumption. The marketing of LNG-powered ships will be implemented on a full scale in the forthcoming years”.