Published: 2018-09-12

MAN to LNG-convert Baleària's ferries

Technology MAN to LNG-convert Baleària's ferries

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MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales division of MAN Energy Solutions, has been contracted to convert two ferries of the Spanish operator to dual-fuel operations.

The sisterships Nápoles and Sicilia - serving the Barcelona-Ibiza and Algeciras-Tanger Med routes, respectively - will see their 2xMAN 9L48/60A main engines swapped for the 9L51/60DF units. The conversion of the former ro-pax is to take place between November 2018 and January 2019, while the latter will receive her new engine in October-December 2019.

"We showed - with the conversion of Wessels Reederei's Wes Amelie container ship - that operational MAN engines can successfully be converted to LNG operation with a tremendous effect on exhaust emissions and the environment. We are very happy that Baleària has seen fit to bring these benefits to a new segment and application and look forward to the conversion procedure," Dr Thomas Spindler, Head of Upgrades & Retrofits, PrimeServ Four-Stroke, MAN Energy Solutions, said.
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