LNG-Powered Ferry Planned for Swedish Waters

A new, high-speed passenger ferry being built for Swedish operator Rederi AB Gotland will be fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The 200-meter-long vessel is being built at the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) yard in China in partnership with Wartsila.

For its part, Wartsila will complete the LNG-powered propulsion and fuel and storage system. The company and GSI have cooperated for many years on projects involving various types of vessels. However, this is the first project between the companies involving an LNG-fueled ship.

When delivered, the vessel will sail between the Swedish mainland and the island of Gotland and carry approximately 1,650 passengers. It is scheduled to be in operation in 2017.

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