Linde to Supply LNG Fuel System to New High-Speed Ferry
The Linde Group, via its Swedish Engineering subsidiary Cryo AB, has been awarded a contract by Meyer Turku Shipyard of Finland to build an LNG fuel system for the high-speed ferry being built for AS Tallink Grupp. The ferry will operate in the Baltic Sea between Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia, and has been designed to comply with the European Emission Control Area (ECA) limits by using LNG as fuel.
The LNG fuel gas system consists of two horizontal, vacuum-insulated tanks plus gas handling and control systems. It will supply natural gas to the vessel’s dual-fuel engines. The ship’s service speed of 27 knots is partly attributable to its innovative hull shape, engineered specifically to increase fuel efficiency. The ship has a capacity of 2,850 passengers and will be delivered at the start of 2017.
In June last year, the Finnish Transport Agency commissioned Cryo AB to build an LNG fuel gas system for a new icebreaker. In Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm, Linde built Sweden’s first LNG terminal in 2011. In 2012, Linde and marine fuel specialist Bomin founded a joint venture company, Bomin Linde LNG, which is developing a supply chain for LNG as marine fuel including the provision of required infrastructure.