Rolls-Royce and Lauro set to work on gas-powered ferry

Rolls-Royce has signed a teaming agreement with Lauro Shipping to design innovative gas-powered ferries based on the Environship concept.

The agreement covers the basic design of a new ship class, which will be scalable for smaller and larger versions. Rolls-Royce and Lauro Shipping will jointly develop the design prior to engaging with suitable shipyards.

The NVC 256 will carry passengers and vehicles, and incorporate a range of features to reduce environmental impact while increasing efficiency, including an engine powered by liquefied natural gas.