Spanish ferry company Baleària’s LNG powered high speed ropax ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’, currently under construction at the Armon shipyards at Gijon, will begin sea trials ‘in the coming weeks’.
Following her trials, the vessel will be delivered in March of this year, according to local reports.
She is powered by four 8,800 kW Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines, driving four waterjets, and is also fitted with two gas and two diesel generators to produce electricity.
‘Eleanor Roosevelt’ is claimed to be the world’s longest fast ferry with a length of 123 m and a beam of 28m. She will have room for 1,200 pax, plus 500 m of lane m for trucks and 250 cars.