Brittany Ferries Christened Its LNG Vessels

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  • Brittany Ferries introduced two new environment-friendly and CO2 savings ships to its fleet.
  • Kerry will cover the Cork to Santander route from November 2019 to November 2020 and Santoña will be the third LNG powered and company’s third E-Flexer class ship.
  • The company’s maiden fleet Honfleur that is constructed in Germany will be operational in 2020.
  • Santoña will join the fleet in 2023.

According to an article published in LNG Industry, Brittany Ferries has named its new ships and promised significant CO2 savings from fleet renewal plans involving LNG.

Vessels christened

Kerry will be the name for the one-year charter vessel arriving in November 2019. As previously announced, this ship will cover the Cork to Santander route from November 2019 to November 2020. Santoña will be the third LNG powered vessel to join the Brittany Ferries fleet.

The company has also revealed that Santoña has been chosen for the company’s third E-Flexer class ship. To be chartered from Stena, Santoña is part of the company’s €550 million fleet renewal programme, with a clear focus on sustainable development. Santoña will arrive in 2023 and like sister ship Salamanca, she will be powered by environmentally-friendly LNG.

Environmentally-friendly fuelling solution

Brittany Ferries is committed to LNG as the most environmentally-friendly fuelling solution currently available for shipping,” said Frédéric Pouget, Brittany Ferries director of fleet and port operations. “Despite the significant investment made in scrubber technology for our ships, we know that the best way to respect the environments in which we operate and to exceed emission reduction targets is to commit to LNG. This is what we have done with an investment worth half a billion euros.”

Maiden LNG ship to be launched in 2020 

The company’s first LNG ship, Honfleur, will be operational next year. She is currently under construction in Germany and will serve the company’s busiest Portsmouth to Caen route. Salamanca will arrive in 2022 to carry passengers and freight on long haul routes between the UK and Spain. Santoña will join the fleet in 2023.

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Sources: LNGIndustry

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