MAN nets Italian LNG ferry job

MAN Cryo, a MAN Diesel & Turbo unit, signed a contract with Sefine Shipyard in Turkey to deliver a marine LNG fuel gas supply system for a ferry built for the Italian shipowner Caronte & Tourist.

The LNG supply system consists of a 150-cbm vacuum-insulated storage tank, with auxiliary equipment, including an LNG vaporizer, pressure build-up unit, bunker station and heat exchanger.

The MAN Cryo system will supply gas to the ferry’s three dual-fuel propulsion engines and is scheduled for delivery in November 2017.

MAN Diesel & Turbo said in its statement that this will be the first vessel of its kind with LNG propulsion. It is a RoPax ferry designed by LMG Marin, for Caronte & Tourist, and will primarily operate on the strait of Messina between Villa San Giovanni and the city of Messina.

The 133-m long and 21.5-m wide ferry will have a capacity of up to 290 cars on two vehicle decks, and 1,500 passengers.