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"That should make for a spectacular sight once the bridge is in place." However, the project leaves a question mark over the future of the Renfrew Ferry.There is also uncertainty over the future of the planned Yoker Relief Road, which has attracted local opposition.The innovative dual fuel vessel was launched at Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited’s (FMEL) Port Glasgow shipyard and is the first of two LNG ferries being built as part of a £97 million contract on behalf of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL).MV Glen Sannox is designed to carry 127 cars or 16 HGVs or a combination of both and up to 1,000 passengers. Nicola Sturgeon said: “Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd makes a significant contribution to the Scottish industrial sector and to the Inverclyde economy.He said: "We seem to have a wish list and the cash there, but no concrete plans on taking things forward." [email protected] uk Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly.We do not pre-moderate or monitor readers’ comments appearing on our websites, but we do post-moderate in response to complaints we receive or otherwise when a potential problem comes to our attention.As this is the first ferry in the UK capable of being run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine gas oil, not only has this been an extremely exciting and ambitious project for both FMEL and CMAL, but it has been an extremely complex one as well.
A government spokesman said LNG is significantly cleaner and will help to reduce emissions to meet clean air targets.Garscadden/Scotstounhill councillor Graeme Hendry said he thought the relief road was going ahead as part of the City Deal.The road, which would run from Yoker to Clydebank, to take the pressure off Dumbarton Road, has been in Glasgow's planning books for decades but has not moved forward.The bridge will be able to open to let vessels pass up and down the river.Renfrewshire Council leader Mark Macmillan said it would be a "spectacular sight" when it is built.