Baleària, Spanish shipping company, announced its deal with Armón shipyards, for the construction of the Eleanor Roosevelt fast ferry. According to the company, it will be the first catamaran high-speed passenger vessel to navigate powered by liquefied natural gas is progressing in its construction process in the workshops of the Gijón company.
Specifically, the vessel has a length of 123 meters by 28 of beam. Also, it will have a capacity for 1,200 passengers and a warehouse that can hold up to 500 linear meters of cargo and 250 cars, or alternatively 450 cars.
Moreover, the vessel will be equipped with four dual GN / GO from Wärtsilä, with a power of 8,800 kW each, plus four waterjet for propulsion, as well as two gas generators and two diesel generators for power generation, which together will allow you to reach a service speed of 35 knots, with a maximum speed exceeding 40 knots.
The completion of the work is scheduled for the spring of next year 2020.
As Baleària commented
In recent days, the shipyard has made the keel laying of this new catamaran and you can see the first section of the ship’s hull.
The following weeks, the company will incorporate two others: the Marie Curie also of new construction, and the remotorizado Abel Matutes.
After the summer the company has already planned an engine change for another ship ‘Bahama Mama’, while the company has also planned that until 2021 the Sicily, the Martín i Soler and the Hedy Lamarr will be remotorized. Five of these remotorizations are part of the LNGHIVE2 Green & Smart Links project, co-financed by the CEF Blending program of the European Commission.