Wartsila wins contract for Italian LNG ferry

Finland’s Wartsila will provide the main and auxiliary engines, as well as the fuel storage and supply system, for a new Italian ferry designed to operate on LNG.

Sefine shipyard in Turkey is currently building the LNG-powered ferry for Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori, based in Milazzo, Italy, according to Wartsila.

The engine manufacturer said in a statement on Tuesday it has won the contract in the first quarter of this year.

This order comprises two Wartsila 34DF dual-fuel main engines and two 20DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines.

In addition, Wartsila will supply its two gas valve units, and its LNGPac fuel storage, supply, and control system.

Wartsila wins contract for Italian LNG ferry
Image: NAOS

This marks the second project for the same owner and shipyard, the Finnish firm said.

Furthermore, the 109.98 metre long ferry will be capable of accommodating 800 passengers and up to 115 cars on two vehicle decks.

It will mainly operate between Milazzo in Sicily and the Aeolian islands.

Wartsila says it would deliver the equipment to the yard in spring 2022 while Sefine would complete the ferry in 2023.

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