German ferry operator TT-Line has announced that it first of two LNG-powered ropaxes, ‘Nils Holgersson’, has started trials in China.
‘Nils Holgersson’ is TT-Line’s first Green Ship and is under construction at the Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Jinling.
The initial trials will last about two weeks.
Both ships are fitted with Wärtsilä dual-fuel engine able to run on LNG. Wärtsilä also provided the vessels’ fuel gas supply systems (FGSS).
They will each be able to accommodate 800 pax and more than 200 cars. The vessels were designed and developed in co-operation with Copenhagen-based designer, OSK-Shiptech.