Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd has announced that the customer for their world-first high-speed passenger ro-ro ship powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) is the South American company Buquebus.

The 99m LNG ship was contracted in November 2010 and will operate on the River Plate service between Buenos Aires and Montevideo.Incat Chairman Robert Clifford said: ‘This project represents a significant step in the global move for natural gas-powered ships to replace those operated with less environmentally friendly fuels.’ Hull 069 will be the eighth built by Incat for Buquebus and their associated companies. The yet-to-be-named vessel is under construction at the Incat shipyard at Hobart, and delivery is expected in 2012. With capacity for over 1,000 passengers and 153 cars, it has a projected lightship speed of 53 knots.


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