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MV Glen Sannox

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MV Glen Sannox and its sister ship, known as Hull 802, are passenger ferries, currently being built by Ferguson Marine in Port Glasgow, Scotland. The Glen Sannox, which is to serve the Arran route, was originally scheduled to go into service in 2018. Production delays have led to significant cost overruns.

21 Nov, 2017

Sturgeon launches MV Glen Sannox

Product Release

The Glen Sannox is launched into the Clyde by Sturgeon, who says:

These state-of-the-art ferries are more sustainable, therefore contributing to Scotland’s world-leading climate change goals. They are also capable of carrying more vehicles and benefiting the communities that rely on them.

Ferguson Marine’s owner, Jim McColl:

The successful launch of the MV Glen Sannox marks an important milestone in Ferguson Marine’s journey to becoming a world-class shipyard. As this is the first ferry in the UK capable of being run on liquefied natural gas and marine gas oil, not only has this been an extremely exciting and ambitious project for both FMEL and CMAL, but it has been an extremely complex one as well. The experience and knowledge gained during this project will be of enormous benefit to the competitiveness of Scottish shipbuilding in the future as technology continues to develop to meet tightening clean energy legislation,

CMAL’s Kevin Hobbs:

The use of LNG in maritime transport is a sign of our ongoing commitment to exploring new fuel technologies for ferries, as well as a wider commitment to innovation in Scotland and consideration for the environmental impact of transport.

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