Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage

Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage
The e-ferry, ELLEN. Image courtesy of the Danish Maritime Authority

Denmark’s electric ferry ELLEN has completed her maiden voyage between Søby and Fynshav south of Funen in Denmark, a 22 nautical mile route.

The ELLEN, which is an EU Horizon 2020 project also known as “E-Ferry”, is the first ferry in the world to hold a battery package with enough energy for both its ordinary operation as well as emergencies. The 22nm route is one of world’s longest being served by a fully electric powered vessel, emitting no noise or smoke emissions.

“Electric ferries are one of the solutions to new climate friendly ferries. The Danish Maritime Authority has been partner, authority and now the flag of Denmark’s first ferry fully powered by electricity,” said Martin John, director of ship survey, certification and manning, the Danish Maritime Authority.

Many shipping companies are developing new solutions for ferries of the future. A development where safety goes hand in hand with growth in Blue Denmark.