Second Hybrid Ferry Launched on the Clyde

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

A cutting edge ferry, which is the second of two hybrid vessels, was launched on the Clyde today at Ferguson's shipyard in Port Glasgow. The ferries are being built following a Scottish Government investment worth over £20 million, which has continued the proud heritage and tradition of shipbuilding on the Clyde.

The hybrid ferry MV Lochinvar is one of only two passenger and vehicle roll-on, roll-off ferries in the world to incorporate a low-carbon hybrid system of diesel electric and lithium ion battery power. The innovative vessel was launched by Mrs. Patricia Platten, wife of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) CEO, Guy Platten.

The sea going roll-on, roll-off vehicle and passenger diesel electric hybrid ferry is nearly 150 feet long and will accommodate 150 passengers, 23 cars or two HGVs. It is expected to come into service on the Tarbert to Portavadie route towards the end 2013, following fitting out, testing and certification.

Transport Minister, Keith Brown said, “The value of having these cutting edge vessels - the first of their kind anywhere in the world - built here in Scotland cannot be underestimated, not just because it keeps the rich shipbuilding heritage of the Clyde alive and well, but the investment supports local jobs and apprenticeships in the local community. Everything the Scottish Government does is geared towards invigorating our economy, and the building of these ships at Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd neatly encapsulates that ambition.

The first hybrid ferry, the MV Hallaig, was launched in December 2012 and is nearing completion at Ferguson Shipbuilders. She will enter service this summer on the Sconser to Raasay route.

CMAL ran a naming competition for the new ferry and the results were announced on April 4, 2013. The names of all ships in the hybrid fleet will follow the MV Hallaig and be named after Scottish literature. Hundreds of people voted for the name and Lochinvar received over 55 percent of the votes cast, with the name reflecting the poem by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1808.

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Second Hybrid Ferry Launched on the Clyde

A cutting edge ferry, which is the second of two hybrid vessels, was launched on the Clyde today at Ferguson's shipyard in Port Glasgow. The ferries are being built following a Scottish Government investment worth over £20 million, which has continued the proud heritage and tradition of shipbuilding on the Clyde.

The hybrid ferry MV Lochinvar is one of only two passenger and vehicle roll-on, roll-off ferries in the world to incorporate a low-carbon hybrid system of diesel electric and lithium ion battery power. The innovative vessel was launched by Mrs. Patricia Platten, wife of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) CEO, Guy Platten.

The sea going roll-on, roll-off vehicle and passenger diesel electric hybrid ferry is nearly 150 feet long and will accommodate 150 passengers, 23 cars or two HGVs. It is expected to come into service on the Tarbert to Portavadie route towards the end 2013, following fitting out, testing and certification.

Transport Minister, Keith Brown said, “The value of having these cutting edge vessels - the first of their kind anywhere in the world - built here in Scotland cannot be underestimated, not just because it keeps the rich shipbuilding heritage of the Clyde alive and well, but the investment supports local jobs and apprenticeships in the local community. Everything the Scottish Government does is geared towards invigorating our economy, and the building of these ships at Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd neatly encapsulates that ambition.

The first hybrid ferry, the MV Hallaig, was launched in December 2012 and is nearing completion at Ferguson Shipbuilders. She will enter service this summer on the Sconser to Raasay route.

CMAL ran a naming competition for the new ferry and the results were announced on April 4, 2013. The names of all ships in the hybrid fleet will follow the MV Hallaig and be named after Scottish literature. Hundreds of people voted for the name and Lochinvar received over 55 percent of the votes cast, with the name reflecting the poem by Sir Walter Scott, written in 1808.

www.cmassets.co.uk
 

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