Marine Service Noord has released a statement claiming that it has received an order for the design and mechanical installation of the LNG fuel systems for two new ferries. The order was placed by Strategic Marine, which will construct the vessels at a shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam. The vessels are being built for Doeksen.
Initially, Doeksen planned to modify their existing m/v Noord Nederland to be capable of operating on LNG rather than marine gas oil (MGO). However, after concluding that this would be economically unfeasible, Doeksen decided to proceed by building two entirely new vessels with LNG fuel systems.
The 70 m long and 17 m wide vessels will only operate on LNG. They will be capable of carrying up to 64 cars and 600 passengers each. Each of the two parallel hulls will feature a fuel gas installation and LNG tank, with an LNG feed pump providing the gas at the necessary pressure for the engines.
The ferries are scheduled for delivery in March 2018. Once delivered, they will operate between Harlingen and Terschelling (the Netherlands).
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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