Spanish Shipbuilder Delivers First European-Built LNG-Powered Tug

Spanish shipbuilder GONDAN has delivered what is said to be the first LNG-powered dual fuel tug ever built in Europe. The tug, named DUX, was delivered Wednesday to its new owner, the Norwegian shipping company Østensjø Rederi A/S. DUX is the first tugboat of a series of three designed by the Canadian company Robert Allan Ltd. The escort tug, with 40.2 meters length … [Read more...]

WATCH: Launch of First LNG-Powered Ferry Built in North America

  Last week we heard about the commissioning of the first LNG-powered ferry in North America, the F.-A.-Gauthier. Today we have time-lapse video of the launch of the first dual-fuel LNG ferry to be built in North America, now known as Hull 723. Like F.-A.-Gauthier, Hull 723 is also being built for the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) and is one of two … [Read more...]

Tallink Group Chooses ABB and Wärtsilä to Power New Baltic Sea Ferry

A new ROPAX ferry to connect Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki was commissioned last month by the Tallink Group and will be built by Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Just like many other new short-sea ferries in the Baltic region, the Tallink Shuttle will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and feature three 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF and two 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF main engines … [Read more...]