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GE for Francisco LNG Turbine Service

August 7, 2015 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ten-Year Pact to Maintain Twin LM2500 Turbine Engines

GE Marine said this week that it will provide Buenos Aires-based Buquebus with a customized service agreement supporting the two LM2500 turbine engines that power the fast ferry Francisco.
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Cryobox to Enter Service for Buquebus

August 18, 2014 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Argentine President Inaugurates San Vicente Plant

Galileo is celebrating the inauguration by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of its facility to provide liquefied natural gas for Francisco, the GE turbine-powered high-speed ferry operated by Buquebus on the Rio Plata between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Uruguay.
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LNG-Fueled Ferry Goes to Work

October 3, 2013 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Incat, GE, Chart Ferox, Galileo Are All Key to Buquebus Vessel

“The World’s Fastest Ship” continues to garner attention, as the 325-foot turbine-propelled and LNG-diesel dual fuel Francisco – named for the new Argentinean pope – was formally launched this week by Argentina President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires.
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Incat Delivers the Dual Fuel Francisco

July 19, 2013 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘World’s Fastest Ship’ Sets Sail for South America

The dual fuel LNG-diesel Francisco, originally named Lopez Mena but renamed in honor of the first Argentinian pope, has been delivered by Incat Tasmania to the Buenos Aires-based ferry operator Buquebus. The ship left Hobart, Australia on Tuesday and will take about three weeks to sail – on diesel – to South America.
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Bestobell for Marine LNG Valves

July 18, 2013 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Finding Use on Wärtsilä LNGPac Systems for Harvey Gulf OSVs
And Via TGE on Two Cruise Ferries Being Built in Japan for Aida

UK-based Bestobell Valves has been named a preferred supplier to Wärtsilä Gas Power for Wärtsilä’s LNGPac fuel systems for liquefied natural gas. And the firm said just today that its valves will be used on two new duel fuel cruise liners for Germany’s Aida via TGE Marine Gas Engineering.
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Incat’s LNG Ferry – ‘World’s Fastest Ship’

June 18, 2013 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GE Turbine-Powered Ferry, the Francisco, Achieves 58.1 Knots

The Australian ferry builder Incat Tasmania has built the world’s first, high speed dual-fuel vehicle and passenger ferry, and says that the Francisco – aka Incat hull 069 and formerly known as the Lopez Mena – has achieved a lightship speed of 58.1 knots, equal to 107.6 kilometers or 66.9 miles per hour.

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