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New LNG driven ferry teams up with Skangas

The Tallink group chose Skangas as one of their LNG partners for the new LNG driven fast ferry Megastar. The two companies signed a contract securing the ferry liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel in Helsinki. The Megastar starts her route between Helsinki and Tallinn next year.

Head of ship management in the Tallink group, Captain Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik was glad that the company was able to find several good cooperation partners in a very new branch. „Tallink has the aim to be the motivator for industry developments and it's good to have strong partners in several countries, who share the same ambition – to drive the environmentally friendly energy usage and development of the supply chain in the region. With Skangas we are well prepared to welcome Megastar to our fleet, to serve one of our most important and busiest routes", said Tuulik.

First delivery by Skangas

For Megastar's sea trial Skangas is delivering LNG directly at the Meyer wharf in Turku. Once in operation Skangas will deliver their first LNG in Vestre hamnen in Helsinki. One hour is the time by the quay allowing the energy to be delivered. An effective bunker operation by truck will take place as the ship will unload and load passengers. Megastar will be 212 meters long and will accommodate altogether 2800 passengers. She is a dual-fuel ferry and can use both LNG and marine diesel as fuel. With LNG, her environmental performance will improve much by creating low emissions of Sulphur or particles, Nitrogen and CO2.

"We are very happy that Tallink has chosen Skangas as a supplier for the new Megastar ferry", said Tommy Mattila, Director, Marketing and Sales, Skangas. "Annually we perform around 1000 LNG bunker operations in the Nordic countries. Our recent partnership with Tallink underlines our capability of delivering according to the marine demands for efficient, safe and reliable LNG bunkering".