Baleària’s LNG Converted Vessel To Set Sail


Spanish ferry operator Baleària will put to work its converted LNG vessel on 30 June on the Barcelona-Eivissa route to cut CO2 emissions, says an article published in Offshore Energy

LNG powered newbuildings

Martín i Soler is Baleària’s eight LNG-powered ships. It is also its fifth ship to which the engines have been adapted to sail on LNG, with the remaining three being LNG-powered newbuilds.

Converting ship engines

The retrofit operation was carried out in recent months at the West Sea shipyard in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. It involved converting the ship’s engines to MAN dual-fuel 9L51 / 60DF engines.

The LNG storage tank has been installed on one of its inner decks, which allows it to have a range of more than 1,000 nautical miles.

Reduction of NOx

Thanks to this conversion, the ferry will stop emitting about 885 tonnes of NOx annually (85 percent less) and about 9,200 tonnes of CO2 (30 percent less).

Baleària’s latest LNG ship, pioneering fast ferry Eleanor Roosevelt was officially unveiled in May.

Includes its sister’s vessels

Besides Eleanor Roosevelt, the ferry operator’s LNG-powered newbuilds include Hypatia de Alejandría and its sister vessel Marie Curie.

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