(English) Vard to build hybrid LNG cruise vessel for Ponant

[:es] A Fincantieri unit, Vard, has signed a contract to design and construct a luxury polar expedition cruise vessel with dual-fuel LNG/battery propulsion for the French cruise company Ponant. The contract is valued at €270 million ($318.5 million) with the vessel delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2021, Fincantieri said in a statement. Vard already has…

Puerto de Barcelona pone en marcha la primera conexión eléctrica a barco desde un motor de GNL

[:es]BARCELONA, 15 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) El Puerto de Barcelona ha puesto en marcha la primera conexión eléctrica a embarcación desde un muelle a partir de un motor de gas natural licuado (GNL), que sustituye el funcionamiento de los motores auxiliares de la nave durante su estancia en el enclave portuario. La presentación ha contado este…

(English) Engines 'in better shape' with LNG bunkers: Viking Grace engineer

[:es] Engineer notes improvement compared to ships running on regular fuel. The second engineer of Viking Line‘s LNG-fuelled cruise vessel, the Viking Grace, says he has noticed an improvement in the condition of its engines, compared to ships using regular fuel, during the time it has been running on LNG. “When we conduct inspections or make repairs,…