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Wärtsilä Fully Integrated Scope Chosen for Largest LNG Fueled Catamaran

The largest ever high-speed catamaran, which will operate on LNG fuel, will feature a fully integrated scope of supply from the technology group Wärtsilä. The 410-foot-long vessel is being built at the Armon Gijón shipyard in Spain for Spanish ferry operator Baleària.

The ability of Wärtsilä to deliver a fully integrated scope, including the engines, the waterjets, and the LNG fuel storage and supply system, together with all the related auxiliary systems, was an important option for both the owner and shipyard.

The vessel will operate on four highly efficient Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engines, four Wärtsilä waterjets, and the Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel gas storage and supply system. It will have a service speed of 35 knots, and a top speed of more than 40 knots. The storage tanks give the ferry a range of 400 nautical miles. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard in the latter half of 2019.

When delivered, the ferry will be capable of carrying 1,200 passengers and 500 cars. The ferry is scheduled to enter into service in the summer of 2020.