Baleària’s LNG powered fast ferry. ‘Eleonor Roosevelt’ was recently launched at the Armon shipyard in Gijón.
The €90 mill catamaran is due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2021.
‘Eleonor Roosevelt’ is fitted with four 8,800 kW Wärtsilä dual fuel engines, plus four waterjets for propulsion, two gas generators and another two diesel generators to produce electricity. She is also equipped with two LNG storage tanks, giving the vessel a range of 400 nautical miles or 1,900 nautical miles using dual fuel
The fast ferry was designed by Incat Crowther. Tank testing was performed by Marintek-Sintef and Bureau Veritas is the class society involved.
“The ’Eleanor Roosevelt’ represents for Baleària the culmination of the effort of all the teams to have the first catamaran powered by gas engines, a milestone in sustainability and innovation,” said Adolfo Utor, Baleària President.
Utor also said that the vessel “has incorporated new features to adapt to the current context of the health crisis, taking into account the distance between seats, wider aisles and digitisation, to ensure greater safety.”
The 123 m long and 28 m wide vessel has a capacity for 1,200 pax and space for 500 m of trucks and 250 cars, or alternatively 450 cars.