Milestone Hit with Delivery of First North American-Built LNG Fuelled Ferry

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Friday August 17, 2018

Wärtsilä has marked the milestone delivery of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled ferry to be built in North America.

The new 92 metre long MV Armand-Imbeau II, built for the Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), is fitted with a broad scope of Wärtsilä solutions including the dual-fuel engines, the fuel storage, and control and supply system.

The final commissioning of the vessel took place at the Chantier Davie Canada shipyard.

Featuring dual-fuel engines, the vessel is intended to primarily burn LNG bunkers.

In 2015 STQ took delivery of North America's first LNG-powered ferry.

The firm also has a third LNG-fuelled vessel on order.