Fjord1 Orders World’s Largest LNG Ferry

27 June 2010 (Last Updated June 27th, 2010 18:30)

Fjord1 has ordered the world's largest gas-fuelled ferry to be built by Fisker Strand BLRT AS, a joint venture between Norwegian Fiskerstrand Verft and Western Shipyard in Klaipeda, Lithuania. The company said the ferry will have a carrying capacity of 242 cars on two decks and 600 passen

Fjord1 has ordered the world’s largest gas-fuelled ferry to be built by Fisker Strand BLRT AS, a joint venture between Norwegian Fiskerstrand Verft and Western Shipyard in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

The company said the ferry will have a carrying capacity of 242 cars on two decks and 600 passengers, according to marinelog.com.

The 129.9m-long and 18.8m-wide vessel will have a deadweight capacity of more than 1,300t.

Equipped with four azimuth thrusters powered by three large Rolls-Royce LNG gas engines and generators, the 7,000t ferry can cruise at a top speed of 20kts, Fjord said.

The ferry will primarily operate between Mortavika and Arsvågen on E39 between Bergen and Stavanger.