Port of Tallinn orders four LNG-ready ferries
The Port of Tallinn has signed contracts with Remontowa Shipbuilding and Sefine Shipyard for the construction of four new car-passenger ferry boats that could run on LNG in the future.
Vessels are to be used on the lines between the mainland and major Estonian islands; two ferries are to be built by each shipbuilding facility.
The four new ferry boats will be constructed in the shipbuilding yards located in Gdánsk, Poland, and Altinova, Turkey. The ferries are to be 114 meters in length and to accommodate 150 cars or ten road trains. The ferries will have 600 passenger seats equipped with life-saving devices. The new ferry boats will be designed by the Norwegian company LMG Marin.
All the four diesel engine ferries have been designed so that the main engines of the ships can in the future be replaced for engines running on LNG provided that the necessary infrastructure is in place.
Press Release; Image: Port of Tallinn