Brittany Ferries' new LNG-battery hybrid ferry to be named Guillaume de Normandie

   May 5, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Brittany Ferries has announced the name of its new eco-friendly ferry, Guillaume de Normandie, which is expected to join the company's fleet in May 2025.

The ship will be powered by two 13,740 kW engines and will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), battery power, or a combination of both in hybrid mode.

This China-built new vessel will be the 4th in the fleet to be fuelled by LNG and will also be plug-in ready, meaning zero emissions when alongside. The ship's hull design will reduce energy consumption by up to 10% and cut noise pollution.

In addition, the ship has the potential to become even greener in the future, as shore-side power is turned on and engines that can work with e-fuels of the future, like e-methane, become available.

The new vessel will replace Brittany Ferries' Normandie, marking the final step in the largest fleet renewal journey in the company’s 50-year history.