Cryonorm delivers 425 m3 marine LNG fuel system for Baleària

Dutch specialist in cryogenic systems and vaporisers Cryonorm from Alphen aan de Rijn ships a 425 m3 LNG fuel gas system to WestSea Viana Shipyard, Portugal, on 21 February. It will be installed on board Baleària’s ferry ms. Sicilia.

The LNG fuel gas system, part of the environmental upgrading of the Sicilia, will be fitted below deck in the mid ship of the existing vessel. After the upgrade, the following annual emissions reductions will be accomplished: SOX 75 tonnes, CO2 9100 tonnes, NOX 870 tonnes and a one hundred per cent reduction of particles.

The project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union. Baleària is the leading Spanish shipping line in passenger and cargo services to the Balearic Islands, and one of the largest operators in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Five ferries converted to LNG

Cryonorm has a long background in cryogenics and LNG. Currently, the company is upgrading five Baleària ferries to LNG. The Abel Matutes and Bahama Mama have recently been commissioned, the Sicilia is number three. The Martin i Soler and Hedy Lamarr will follow soon.

The tank for the Sicilia LNG system has been produced by Dutch company Cryovat (member of The Rootselaar Group) in Nijkerk. Cryovat designs and manufactures vacuum insulated cryogenic storage and fuel tanks suitable for offshore and onshore applications.

Picture: The 425 m3 LNG fuel system just before transport.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.