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St Nazaire to Gijon


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Balearia have announced that their vessel Sicilia will be operating on the route, she's also to have an LNG conversion.

Sicilia is a Visentini built in 2002 with similar accommodation and vehicle capacity to Etretat, Connemara and Epsilon. 

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Another snippet of info...

Balearia have been given until July 2021 to commence the service as the vessel is one of five in their fleet being converted to LNG. The time frame will also give El Musel the time to construct the necessary LNG refuelling station at the port.

Balearia have signed a fuel supply deal with Naturgy previously named Gas Natural Fenosa who are a Spanish energy provider rather than follow a similar route to BF in choosing a fuel refiner.

 

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I don't know where to put these now as "Other Operations" has gone?

The ship which will be used to re launch the route to St Nazaire, Balearia's Visentini Sicilia, will be LNG converted between October & December 2019.

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Balearia don't know what ships will be doing what yet this summer - they've made mass schedule changes three times in the last month alone - so there's no guarantee it will be the Scilla as opposed to the Napoles or the Hedy Lamarr. Doubtful to be one of the higher-spec newbuild Visentinis though.

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Napoles is starting on the Huelva - Canary Islands route from Sunday alongside the Seatruck charter and Hedy Lamarr is out of the  Gijon equation as she's not having an LNG conversion which is a stipulation of the route re launch.

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The vessel mentioned to be earmarked for the route, Balearia's Visentini built Sicilia, has entered a Portuguese shipyard for her LNG conversion. Being powered by liquefied natural gas is a stipulation of the new contract. The job will last 4 months.

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