UK Celebrates Launch of First LNG Ferry
The UK’s first LNG passenger ferry was launched on the Clyde by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The 335-foot, roll-on/roll-off vehicle passenger ferry, named MV Glen Sannox, can operate on LNG and marine fuel to help reduce emissions to meet ambitious Scottish Government targets.
The innovative dual fuel vessel was launched at Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited’s (FMEL) Port Glasgow shipyard and is the first of two LNG ferries being built as part of a $129 million contract on behalf of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL).
“These state of the art ferries are more sustainable, therefore contributing to Scotland’s world-leading climate change goals,” said First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. “They are also capable of carrying more vehicles and benefiting the communities that rely on them.”
MV Glen Sannox is designed to carry 127 cars or 16 HGVs or a combination of both and up to 1,000 passengers. The vessel is due to be delivered in the Winter 2018-2019.