Brittany Ferries' newest RoPax vessel, the Salamanca

(Source: Brittany Ferries)

LNG-fuelled RoPax gets ten-year support package

The first LNG-fuelled RoPax to operate from the UK, the Brittany Ferries-owned Salamanca, will benefit from a ten-year service agreement with technology group, Wärtsilä. The ferry was built at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) and is the first of four LNG-powered vessels that Brittany Ferries will commission by 2025.

The Wärtsilä service agreement includes long-term maintenance planning, 24/7 technical and operational support, and the company’s Expert Insight, a digital predictive system that identifies anomalous equipment or system operation. This enables personnel to take appropriate action in good time.

The 41,716-gt Salamanca, which left Portsmouth on its first commercial voyage bound for Bilbao on March 27th, has a wide range of Wärtsilä systems on board. They include two Wärtsilä 46DF main engines, three Wärtsilä 20DF auxiliaries, two LNGPac fuel storage, supply and control systems, two tunnel thrusters, tail shafts, stern tube seals, and an Aquarius ballast water treatment system.

The Salamanca is an E-Flexer type RoPax with capacity for 1,015 passengers in 341 cabins, and 3,000 lane-metres of tourist vehicles and rolling freight.

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