Brittany Ferries, first LNG ship to enter into service next year
To be followed by other two vessels of E-Flexer class
The first LNG ship of Brittany Ferries, Honfleur will enter into service next year. It was announced on Monday by the British shipowner that specified that the ship, currently under construction in Germany, is part of the fleet renewal plan worth 550 million euros. Pursuant to the plan, the second LNG ship Salamanca will join in 2023 and Santoña a year later.
Director Fleet & Port Operations at Brittany Ferries, Frédéric Pouget, explained in a massage that the company’s goal is to reduce the emissions of its fleet through the use of LNG. “ Currently, LNG is the most sustainable fuel available to the marine sector, and if compared to diesel, it is able to cut the emissions of particulates by 95%, CO2 by 28% and reduce to zero those of SO2,” said Pouget.
As for the refueling of vessels, Brittany Ferries has already signed the agreements with French Total and Spanish Repsol.
The three E-Flexer ships, of a length of 215 meters and a capacity for 1,000 passengers, will be one of the largest of the fleet of Brittany Ferries.
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09 July 2019 - 08:35 CEST