CMAL met with Community Councillors in North Uist this month to deliver a presentation on the two new 100 metre dual fuel ferries. A copy of the presentation is available here (Powerpoint 3mb).
The ferries are designed to operate on either marine diesel or liquefied natural gas (LNG), where benefits will be gained by a marked reduction in CO2 and sulphur and nitreous oxides emissions. They will accommodate 127 cars or 16 HGVs or a combination of both and up to 1,000 passengers. Currently, the vessels are earmarked for the Ardrossan-Brodick and the Uig Triangle routes, although the final decision on routes rests with the current operator, CalMac Ferries Ltd.