The Linde Group, via Swedish engineering subsidiary Cryo AB, has been awarded a contract by Meyer Turku Shipyard of Finland to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel system for a high-speed ferry being built for AS Tallink Grupp.
The ferry will operate in the Baltic Sea between Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia. Thanks to the use of LNG as a fuel, it has been designed to comply with the European Emission Control Area limits.
The advanced LNG system comprises two horizontal, vacuum-insulated 300 mÂ³ tanks, plus gas handling and control systems. It will supply natural gas to the vessel's dual-fuel engines.
The ship has a high service speed of 27 knots, which is partly attributable to its 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.