The world’s largest gas ferry will be powered to LNG and will have a maximum with of 19.2 meters and a total length of 129.9 meters. It will have capacity for 242 cars and/or 22 lorries in combination with cars.
The LNG produces a 90% reduction of NOx emissions compared to regular diesel-powered ferries. Referred to that, Leif Øverland, Ceo of Fjord1, expressed: “The fact that the government focuses strongly on environment-friendly forms of energy consumption in competitive tenderings is something we are very happy about.”
The equipment of the new ferry will consist of four azimuth thrusters driven by a gas-electric system consisting of three large LNG gas motors and AC generators. This will give the vessel a speed of 20 knots.