Linde Supplying LNG Fuel System for High-Speed Ferry


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 m³ 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.

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