It will be operated in South America
Chart Ferox will design and build LNG fuel system for Incat ferry
The fully owned European subsidiary of Chart Industries has signed a contract to supply the on-board LNG fuelling system, including the storage tank, piping and control system as well as the bunkering system, to the fast ferry that is being built by Incat, in Australia.
The boat will be the first catamaran powered by 27,000 HP gas turbines fuelled by natural gas. The catamaran, measuring 99 meters length, will be the world’s fastest, environmentally cleanest, most efficient, high speed ferry and will be operated by Buquebus
between the coasts of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay).
The LNG on board storage tank is double walled stainless steel utilizing Chart’s proprietary multilayer composite vacuum insulation system which maximizes the volume of LNG available to be stored.
The piping, pumps, heat exchangers and control system, contained within a fire proof room, deliver the natural gas to the turbine engine at a precise pressure and flow. A secondary heat exchanger utilizes waste heat from the turbine exhaust to vaporize the LNG, changing its state to gas. The bunkering system is designed to load two cryogenic LNG trailers simultaneously in less than one hour, creating a virtual LNG pipeline to the ferry. Source: Chart Ferox