Bergen -based LMG Marin have been selected to design the first LNG-powered ferry to operate in the Mediterranean Sea.
Caronte & Tourist are the ship owner and operator that confirmed the project, choosing the Sefine Shipyard in Turkey to undertake the vessel construction.
The LMG 290-DEG design, which is 133 meters long and 21.5 meters wide, will have capacity for 290 cars on two vehicle decks, and 1500 passengers. The propulsion will be based on a gas-electric system using 3 dual-fuel engines.
Delivery is scheduled for 2018.
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