Tag: electric ferries

Sep 16, 2021 - 05:40 pm

Two electric ferries en route to Lake Ontario

Two electric road ferries are now on their way from Damen Shipyards Galati to Lake Ontario, Canada, two years after Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation had placed the order. The Amherst Islander II and Wolfe Islander IV, 68 and 98 metres in length, respectively, represent a new generation of zero-emission large ferries.

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Jul 20, 2021 - 05:24 pm

Bangkok gets 12 electric commuter ferries

The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) has commissioned twelve new all-electric commuter ferries. The fibreglass boats measure 14.5 metres and are powered by an integrated battery-electric system supplied by Torqeedo.

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Mar 2, 2021 - 03:36 pm

World’s largest electric ferry launches in Norway

The world’s largest all-electric ferry yet has gone into service in Norway on a route across the Oslo Fjord. Bastø Electric is the first of three battery-powered ferries operated by the shipping company Bastø Fosen to enter Norwegian waters with more in the making in Turkey.

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Feb 9, 2021 - 04:39 pm

Stena Line plans two e-ferries on the Baltic Sea

The Swedish shipping company Stena Line plans to operate two battery-powered ships on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route “before 2030”. The first of the two electric ferries, whose name and key data have already been determined, is to be ordered by 2025 at the latest.

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Dec 21, 2020 - 01:34 pm

India to have the world’s largest electric ferry fleet

The world’s largest fleet of electric ferries is to go into operation in India. India’s largest shipyard, Cochin Shipyard, has now commissioned Siemens Energy to supply the drive and battery components for the first 23 of a total of 78 planned electric ferries.

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Oct 19, 2020 - 02:54 pm

UK’s first electric sea-going ferry launches for testing

Plymouth Boat Trips and Voyager Marine have launched the UK’s first sea-going electric ferry, named e-Voyager. The electric ferry was developed in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, Teignbridge Propellers, MarRI-UK and EV Parts. Testing is now underway.

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Oct 1, 2020 - 02:41 pm

Danfoss delivers electric drives for Thai ferries

Danfoss Editron is supplying Energy Absolute with the electric propulsion systems for Thailand’s first fleet of all-electric passenger ferries that will operate on the Chao Phraya River. Each of the 24 meter long ferries can carry 200 passengers.

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Jul 15, 2020 - 02:19 pm

The Fjords launches second electric ferry

The Norwegian shipping company The Fjords has put a second purely electric ferry into service. After the ‘Future of the Fjords’ already went into service in 2018, the sister ship ‘Legacy of the Fjords’ will follow.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 03:44 pm

Brødrene Aa developing a 23 knot electric ferry

In Norway, a 42-meter-long, all-electric ferry for 297 passengers will soon go into operation. The Rygerelektra, built by the Norwegian shipbuilder Brødrene Aa, will be used by ferry operator Rødne Fjord Cruise as a sightseeing ship in the coastal town of Stavanger in the south of Norway.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 03:11 pm

BC Ferries to use hybrid drives from Corvus

Corvus Energy has received a follow-up order from Damen Shipyards to supply battery systems for hybrid ferries again. The order comprises four ferries for the Canadian operator BC Ferries, which switch to be fully battery-powered in the future.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 03:05 pm

Municipal EV fleets to be funded in Germany

The German Federal Ministry of Transport has presented 168 so-called ‘future cheques’ totalling 90 million euros as part of the Electromobility Directive. These cheques will help local authorities to purchase more than 3,800 electric vehicles and almost 2,000 charging options.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 03:30 pm

Five electric ferries to hit Oslo waters

On the Oslofjord, at the northern end of which lies the Norwegian capital Oslo, five electric ferries will be put into operation by 2022 – the first of these as early as 2021. The transport authority Ruter has awarded the contract to operate the electric ferries to the Norwegian provider Boreal Sjø.

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Dec 18, 2019 - 01:58 pm

Inductive charging system suits electric ferries

German company IPT Technology has introduced an inductive charging system for battery electric ferries. The system can achieve charging capacities of up to 100 kW. This wireless ship charging is already being used in a first project in Norway.

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Aug 16, 2019 - 06:07 pm

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.

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Jul 22, 2019 - 04:31 pm

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.

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Feb 23, 2019 - 04:16 pm

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.

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Jan 30, 2019 - 04:43 pm

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.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/16/two-large-electric-ferries-are-en-route-to-lake-ontario/
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