Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) announced the launch of the LNG fueled ferry ‘MV Glen Sannox’ on Tuesday 21st November at the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
This environmentally-friendly, vehicle passenger ferry will be the first of two vessels which are the first LNG fueled ferries designed and constructed in the UK, FMEL announced.
The construction of the 102-metre ferry started in 2016 and is expected to be delivered to Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) in the winter of 2018/19.
‘MV Glen Sannox’ will be operating on the Ardrossan to Brodick route will be able to transport up to 1,000 passengers and up to 127 cars.
Jim McColl, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Clyde Blowers Capital said: “As this is the first ferry in the UK capable of being run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine gas oil, not only has this been an extremely exciting and ambitious project for both FMEL and CMAL, but it has been an extremely complex one as well.”
FMEL and CMAL have cooperated on the construction of the dual fuel ferry project, according to FMEL.