MAN Cryo has installed an LNG fuel system aboard an Italian ferry.

The system, installed by MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, will supply gas to the ferry’s three dual-fuel propulsion engines.

MAN Cryo supplies a vacuum-insulated type C tank; TCS with airlock, valves, piping and vapourisation equipment; bunkering station; heat-exchanger unit; and a freestanding control and emergency shut-down system.

Louise Andersson, Head of MAN Cryo, said, “This project is of strategic importance since it is the very first RoPax vessel in the Mediterranean to operate on LNG. It follows MAN’s vision to become a leading supplier in the regions where we see a strong growth of demand for LNG solutions”.

The 133-m long and 21.5-m wide ferry will have a capacity of up to 290 cars on two vehicle decks, and 1,500 passengers with a service speed of 18.5 knots.

It will primarily operate on the strait of Messina between the Italian mainland and the Sicilian city of Messina.

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Source: MAN Cryo