Environment: Balearia launches first LNG ferries

Built in Italy, active in 2019 with 30% less CO2 emissions

23 January, 19:22

    (ANSAmed) - NAPLES, JANUARY 23 - Balearia, one of the leading ferry companies in Spain, has announced that it will deploy as of 2019 the first two LNG ferries.

    The company, which connects Spain to the Balearic Islands and Morocco, explained that the two ships are being built by shipyards Visentini and the first will be dedicated to the connection with the Balearic islands as of the beginning of next year.

    ''Our dedication to the protection of the environment - explained the company's president Adolfo Utor during the Fitur fair in Madrid - is part of the company's strategy based on the use of liquefied natural gas and other clean energy, as well as the fleet's eco-efficiency''.

    Utor stressed that LNG enabled to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% and nitric oxide emissions by 85%.

    Blearia is investing 200 million euros in the two ships, which will be able to carry 810 passengers each, 2,180 linear meters of goods and 150 vehicles. (ANSAmed)
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