New LNG-powered ferries in Scandinavia
Norwegian ferry operator Color Line has announced plans to replace an ageing vessel operating between Sandefjord in Norway and Strömstad in Sweden with a new ferry that will be fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The plan is for the new ship to enter into service in the summer of 2014. The 160-metre vessel would be able to carry 2,000 passengers and about 500 cars.
Last year construction started on Viking Line’s new LNG-fuelled ferry which will sail in the Baltic Sea between Turku in Finland and Stockholm in Sweden. The vessel is being planned for 2,800 passengers and will have a crew of 200. Its length will be about 214 metres and it will have a gross tonnage of about 57,000.