GE Marine has recently announced that it will provide Buquebus, an Argentinian ferry operator, with two of its LM2500 dual fuel marine gas turbines, which will be utilised on the Francisco fast ferry. Alongside provision of the turbines, the companies have agreed to a customised 10-year service agreement for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of the gas turbines aboard the ship.
The 1516 t catamaran was built by Incat and can carry over 1000 passengers and 150 cars per voyage. The GE gas turbines allow the vessel to achieve proven speeds over 50 knots during normal operation on LNG or marine gas oil (MGO).
“We worked closely with Buquebus to fashion a gas turbine maintenance agreement that would meet their specific needs and ensure reliable operation of this very popular fast ferry,” said Brien Bolsinger, Vice President of Marine Operations at GE Marine. “This tailored agreement ensures that this wave piercing catamaran continues to swiftly move thousands of passengers and cars on its River Plata crossing between Argentina and Uruguay.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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