MAN Cryo to Supply FGSS for LNG Ferries in Norway
MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo's marine-LNG fuel-gas-system
manufacturer, has signed a contract with the Vard Shipyard Group
in Norway to deliver a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) to two
ferries for shipowner and ferry operator Torghatten Nord.
Each ferry will be equipped with a gas-electric,
hybrid-propulsion system that features optional fast-charging
from shore. Major efforts have been put into the design to
deliver an energy-efficient propulsion and hull shape that offer
a state-of-the-art environmental performance, comfort and
reliability. The ferries are designed by Norwegian ship designer
The LNG supply system consists of a 175 m3 vacuum-insulated
storage tank, with auxiliary equipment including an LNG
vaporizer, a pressure build-up unit and a bunker station.
The MAN Cryo system will supply gas to the engines powering each
ferry and is scheduled for delivery in Q1, 2018. The equipment
will be installed aboard two double-ended RoPax ferries that will
operate between Halhjem and Sandvikvåg, south of Bergen in SE
Norway. The 134-m long and 21-m wide ferries will have identical
capacities of up to 180 cars and 550 passengers.
Mikael Adler, Managing Director of MAN Cryo, said, "We see a
clear trend in the market with an increasing number of inquiries
for fuel-gas systems. This clearly points towards LNG's positive
growth as a choice of fuel."
Apr 20, 2017