Brittany Ferries announces LNG partnership with Total
Written on 2/3/2017
At the annual LNG Bunkering Summit currently taking place in Amsterdam, Brittany Ferries and energy provider Total Group announced that they were in exclusive negotiations with a view to signing a contract for LNG fuel provision for the ferry operator’s latest ship. Total was a pioneer in the LNG sector, and is today a major player.
In December 2016 Brittany Ferries signed a letter of intent with the German Flensburger shipyard for the construction of the new ship. The cruise-ferry will be powered by Liquified Natural Gas – a first on the cross-Channel routes. It will be deployed on the Portsmouth to Caen/Ouistreham route from 2019.
An innovative and tailor-made supply solution will be developed, using ISO containers to bunker the vessel. This innovative delivery method overcomes a lack of LNG infrastructure in Brittany Ferries’ ports, and will be developed on a model that is currently cheaper than delivery by barge. This partnership will allow Brittany Ferries to continue and complete its energetic transition plan, which began in 2014 with the installation of scrubbers on six ships.