Norwegian ferry operator Brevik Fergeselskap has taken delivery of a fully electric newbuild ferry, the Sandøy. The vessel was delivered by Holland Shipyards Group for operation within the waters of Eidangerfjorden, Norway, connecting Brevik with Sandøya and Bjørkøya.
The Sandøy s a fully electric ferry measuring 42 m long and 11 m wide and has the capacity to transport 98 persons and 16 vehicles (cars). The vessel is completely emission-free and entirely powered by battery power with an installed capacity of 1.300 kWh. The Sandøy will be charged by means of a 600 kW shore charging facility, mostly during night.
“It has been an extraordinary year, in which we as owners haven’t been able to travel due to the global COVID restrictions. Building a vessel while not being able to be physically present during the building, can be quite challenging. However, it absolutely did not affect the trust, or the great cooperation with Holland Shipyards Group. We are very happy with the quality of the vessel and the cooperation, and are looking forward to seeing the Sandøy sailing in the Eidangerfjorden!” said Borgar Slørdal, Brevik Fergeselskap IKS.