Incat Chairman Robert Clifford said: “This is a significant step forward as the use of natural gas powered ships must replace ships with less environmentally friendly engines”.
Incat and Revolution Design engineers are working closely with technical personnel from GE Energy in Europe and the United States to progress this project which will be the first installation of LNG powered dual fuel engines in an Incat high speed ferry.
The change-over between the two fuels (the second one is marine distillate) will be automatically controlled. LNG tanks will be installed in a compartment above the double bottom marine distillate tanks.
Incat is working towards a goal of making the fastest, environmentally cleanest, most efficient, high speed ferry in the world.