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Nel 2013 Fjord Line will put in equipped service first cruise ferry of a single fed motor to which liquified natural gas

Been extended the construction in order to install the new type of propulsion

When it will enter in service in the 2013 Stavangerfjord, before the two new ships ordered from the Norwegian Fjord Line to the Bergen Group Fosen ship yard ( of 17 March 2010), it will be first cruise ferry to the endowed world of a propulsion constituted from a single fed motor to which liquified natural gas. The managing director of the company, Ingvald Fardal has announced, explaining that “in such a way Fiord Line will satisfy new the more rigorous standards on the sulfur content in fuel a lot before their effectiveness in 2015”.

The hull of the Stavangerfjord is launched 12th April in the ship yard Stocznia Gdansk di Danzica and is towed in the Bergen Group Fosen plant where the preparation of the ship is on. The Stavangerfjord and its Bergensfjord binoculars are long 170 meters and will be able to accommodate each 1,500 passengers and to transport 600 motors vehicle.

The equipment of the new type of propulsion has lengthened the times of construction: “the installation of the motors and other technical equipments necessary in order to feed the ships with natural gas - Fardal has explained - will extend the period of construction. However, navigating with the natural gas from the first day it will mean that we will be able to avoid to withdraw the ships from the service for three months when the new standards on the emissions take effect in 2015. We will take in delivery the Stavangerfjord - it has specified - in the April of the next year and will receive the passengers of the maiden voyage from Bergen to May. The other ship will be ready to navigate little months after”.

The fed motors to which liquified natural gas that they will be installed on the two ships are produced by the Rolls-Royce: “draft - it has emphasized the managing director of Fjord Line - of a technology very tested, produced in Norway, that it is used on a series of ferries and ships employed in the offshore industry. Besides to satisfy important requirement of environmental character - it has added Fardal - I use of the natural gas will be more convenient regarding the heavy naphta”.


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