Denmark’s super ferry Ellen takes to the sea
The electric ship Ellen is to ferries what a supercar is to series production. Yet, the vessel is made for real-life application and now launched on its maiden journey. Full commercial operation will run between the islands of Aerø and Als in southern Denmark.
Danfoss drive used in Sweden’s biggest hybrid ferry
Danfoss Editron supplied the electric drive system for Sweden’s largest hybrid car ferry to date. The ferry is now about to go into operation. The 100-metre Tellus ferry can carry 80 cars and 297 passengers per tour and will operate with a battery capacity of 949 kWh mainly in fully electric mode.
Scandlines improving four hybrid ferries
Scandlines is upgrading to more efficient thrusters on four of its hybrid ferries. These are engine components located at each corner of the ferry. The new thrusters achieve a more homogeneous flow through the water, which causes less noise and vibration.
More Corvus batteries to NES for electric ferries
Canadian company Corvus Energy has again been contracted by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for five all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.
Norway: Siemens opens battery factory for ships
Siemens has opened an “advanced robotized and digitized” battery module factory in Trondheim, where 55 battery modules will be assembled per shift for marine and offshore markets. The factory comprises a line with eight robot stations and a capacity of up to 300 MWh per year.
Baumüller to build ferry with hybrid drive
The German drive and automation specialist Baumüller has received an order from the Danish shipyard Hvide Sande for the supply of a hybrid drive system for a ferry. From autumn 2019, the ship will be sailing between the ports of Ærø and Rudkøbing.
Norway commissions high speed hydrogen ferry
Norway is funding a hydrogen-powered high speed ferry and a short-sea freighter through their PILOT-E programme. They awarded a grant to Hyon, a joint venture between Nel, Hexagon Composites and PowerCell Sweden to realise the project together with partners.
Construction begins for USA’s first hydrogen ferry
In the Bay Ship & Yacht shipyard, the construction for the first fuel cell ferry named Water-Go-Round has begun. The ferry will most likely be completed in September 2019, before it will be used for three months of testing in the San Francisco Bay.
Swedish-Danish ferry route gets electrified gradually
Swedish Stena Line that operates a ferry service between Gothenburg and Danish Frederikshavn has made a deal with with Callenberg Technology Group. In three stages signified by different sized batteries, they want to electrify the vessel Stena Jutlandica.