“We are happy to discover more interest in using LNG as fuel for ships. The onshore industry has been a considerable customer up to now, but currently we are experiencing increased demand for LNG within shipping,” said Tor Morten Osmundsen, Managing Director of Skangass.
Contributing to a large reduction in the emissions of CO2, NOx and sulphur, the 124-meter long ferries have four gas engines and a gas electrical system. For daily sailing they will be using 2-3 engines. Altogether they will have a weekly consumption of about 65 tons of LNG. Bunkering will take place 2-3 times a week.
“This is Norway’s first entirely gas driven ferry and this is something we believe in for the future. It is environmental friendly and an investment for the future both for the ship owner and for the passengers,” commented Ivan Fossan, Norled’s Managing Director, when “Ryfylke”, one of the ferries, recently bunkered LNG for the first time.