APRIL 19, 2017 — MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo's marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with the Vard shipyard group in Norway to deliver a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) for the two ferries that it is building for shipowner and ferry operator Torghatten Nord under a contract announced in January.
The ferries will have are being built to Multi Maritime MM 125FD design. Able to carry up to 180 cars and 550 passengers and crew, they will measure 130 m in length with a beam of 20.7 m and will have a speed of approximately 18 knots.
Each will be equipped with a gas-electric, hybrid-propulsion system that features optional fast-charging from shore. Major efforts have been put into the design to deliver an energy-efficient propulsion and hull shape that offer a state-of-the-art environmental performance, comfort and reliability.
Mikael Adler, Managing Director of MAN Cryo, said: "We are very happy to have been chosen as supplier for the fuel-gas system for these vessels. We see a clear trend in the market with an increasing number of inquiries for fuel-gas systems. This clearly points towards LNG's positive growth as a choice of fuel."
Thor Inge Skov, Purchase Manager at Vard Group AS in Brevik, said: "We are committed to delivering two excellently performing ferries to Torghatten Nord, and this is a very important reason to why we have chosen MAN Cryo as fuel-gas supplier."
The LNG supply system consists of a 175 cu.m vacuum-insulated storage tank, with auxiliary equipment including an LNG vaporizer, a pressure build-up unit and a bunker station.
The MAN Cryo system will supply gas to the engines powering each ferry and is scheduled for delivery to the shipbuilder in first quarter 2018.
Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, MAN Cryo is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of cryogenic equipment for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has built its reputation, and delivered advanced technology to the gas industry, for over half a century. It develops efficient and economical solutions for demanding, marine applications in the form of cryogenic equipment for marine fuel-gas systems, as well as for offshore and onshore bunkering systems.
MAN Cryo is an established name due to its experience and well-proven products within the field of vacuum technology and cryogenic tank engineering. MAN Cryo provides comprehensive aftermarket services in association with MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo's after-sales division.