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.