LNG powered ‘Martin i Soler’ returns to service

2021-07-13T20:01:42+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Technology|

Spanish ferry operator Balearia’s converted LNG-powered ropax ‘Martin i Soler’ was due to start operations on 30th June.

She is serving the on the Barcelona/Ibiza route.

Portugal’s West Sea shipyard had undertaken the conversion work, which included installing the 360 cu m LNG fuel tank supplied by Cryonorm in December.

Balearia claimed that it would contain enough fuel to enable the vessel to travel about 1,000 nautical miles on LNG.

The 165 m long ropax with a capacity for 1,200 passengers and 560 cars has been retrofitted with MAK dual-fuel engines.

She has joined four Balearia converted ferries plus three LNG-powered newbuildings.

In addition, Balearia has said that the conversion work on the last vessel, ‘Hedy Lamarr’, will start later this year.