Balearia to complete ‘Sicilia’ conversion in July

2020-06-15T16:18:17+00:00 June 15th, 2020|Refurbishment|

Spanish ferry company Balearia has reported that it will take re-delivery of the ropax ‘Sicilia’ by the end of July.
She is currently at the Portuguese shipyard West Sea undergoing conversion to use LNG as a fuel.
Balaria said at the end of last month, that work on the ferry is in full swing, despite the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Towards the end of May, West Sea installed a 425 cu m capacity LNG fuel tank inside ‘Sicilia’, which give her a 1,100 nautical mile range. She is of 186 m in length and has a capacity of 1,000 pax and 480 vehicles.
She will be Baleria’s sixth LNG-powered vessel. Four are conversions and two are newbuildings.
Baleria has plans for three more LNG retrofits this year and wants to have a fleet of 11 LNG-powered vessels by the end of 2021.