We are very pleased to announce that on 16th September 2016, we delivered “MV Catriona” to Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL), 6 weeks ahead of schedule.
The delivered vessel is the 3rd in class roll-on roll-off ferry and the previous two sister vessels were also built in the same yard in Port Glasgow. The vessel is equipped with the latest technology in low-carbon diesel electric and lithium ion battery propulsion, is 43.5m long and 12.2m wide and accommodates 150 passengers and 23 cars or 2 HGVs.
The first hybrid ferry, the MV HALLAIG, was launched in December 2012 services the Sconser to Raasay route. MV Lochinvar, the second hybrid ferry runs from Tarbert to Portavadie and launched in May 2013. The low-carbon hybrid system is leading to a reduction in fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Operational experience has shown, from analysis of MV HALLAIG, that the hybrid vessels are capable of reducing fuel consumption by up to 38% compared to a conventionally powered vessel of the same size. The reduction of fuel consumption will result in a decrease in CO2 emissions in excess of 5,500 tonnes per vessel over their lifetime with a proportionally similar decrease in sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions.
Posted 06 Jul 2016
Watch the video of the MV Catriona launch day.