Buquebus Francisco Wins World LNG Fuels’ Black Diamond Award

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The new LNG-powered Buquebus Francisco, has only been in service for a few months, but it already has a trophy to display in its massive Duty Free Shop alongside the Tannat and Toblerones. The new US$150 million Catamaran just received the Black Diamond Award at the 2014 World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston, the industry’s premier event promoting natural gas …

The First LNG-Powered Ferry Comes to Buquebus Next Year

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Buquebus, the Montevideo-based operator of regional flights and international ferry service, will add a new Australian-made ferry to its fleet next year, and industry magazine The Motorship says it will be one of the world’s first large-scale catamarans powered by LNG dual fuel engines. The 324-foot, 1,000 passenger vessel is currently being built in Tasmania, Australia by Incat, and Buquebus …