The first of two trailer ferries designed by Vard Marine has been launched at Sedef Shipyard in Turkey and is ready for final outfitting and trials. The trailer ferry will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel fuel. Vard Marine also completed feasibility studies and advanced analysis to ensure optimal performance.
The ferries are designed to carry 59 truck trailers, with an innovative approach to minimize operational costs and environmental impact. The vessel is 148.9 meters overall, with 8,640 kW of power installed with a battery system for propulsion system redundancy. The vessel requires six crew and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. The ferry is projected to be delivered by the end of 2016.