MAN Cryo to provide LNG fuel supply system for ro-pax ferry

MAN Cryo to provide LNG fuel supply system for ro-pax ferry
A rendering of the MAN Cryo vacuum insulated storage tank with auxiliary equipment

MAN Cryo is to provide a marine LNG fuel supply system for Italian operator Caronte & Tourist’s new ro-pax ferry.

Part of MAN Diesel & Turbo, MAN Cryo is one of the world´s main manufacturers of cryogenic equipment for storing, distributing and handling LNG. As part of its contract with Turkey’s Sefine Shipyard, the company will provide a system that comprises a 150 m3 vacuum-insulated storage tank with auxiliary equipment, including an LNG vaporiser, a pressure build-up unit, bunker station and heat exchanger.

The MAN Cryo system will supply gas to the ferry´s three dual-fuel propulsion engines and is scheduled for delivery in November 2017. The vessel will be the first of its kind with LNG propulsion.

Caronte & Tourist’s new 133-metre-long, double-ended ferry has been designed by LMG Marin and will primarily operate on the strait of Messina between Villa San Giovanni and the city of Messina. The ro-pax ferry will have capacity for 1,500 passengers and up to 290 cars on two vehicle decks.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, January 31, 2017