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Baleària and Armón finalize the construction of the world's first fast ferry powered by natural gas

01 July 2019 - 09: 33

The smart fast ferry of Baleària, baptized as Eleanor Roosevelt, has already begun to take shape in the Armón shipyards. It will be the first catamaran high-speed passenger ship that will sail propelled by liquefied natural gas. Its construction process in the workshops of the company of Gijón is advanced, as reported from Baleària, so they plan to start sailing with him next year.

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. To this first block already built will join and assemble the rest of the parts of the ship. The completion of the work, pioneer at world level led by Baleària together with the shipyard Armón, is scheduled for next spring 2020.

El Eleanor Roosevelt will have capacity for 1.200 passengers and a warehouse that will be able to house up to 500 linear meters of cargo and 250 passenger cars, or alternatively 450 cars. As for the motors, they will allow reaching a service speed of 35 knots, with a maximum speed higher than the 40 knots.

Baleària is one of the pioneer shipping companies worldwide in the use of liquefied natural gas. The use of this fuel is much more sustainable since it reduces the harmful emissions to the atmosphere, dismissing, among others, an 30% less than CO2, one of the main greenhouse gases.

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