Tag: <span>ferries</span>

First zero-emission fast ferry begins construction
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First zero-emission fast ferry begins construction

Partners in the TrAM (Transport – Advanced and Modular) project have announced that construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard on the west coast of Norway. Equipped to carry around 150 passengers, the catamaran vessel will be 31 metres long with a nine-metre beam. It will...

AqualisBraemar joins hydrogen fuel-cell vessel project
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AqualisBraemar joins hydrogen fuel-cell vessel project

AqualisBraemar has been appointed by Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL) to partner in designing an emission free hydrogen fuel cell sea-going passenger and car ferry – a first for Europe. This is part of HYSEAS III, a Horizon 2020 funded project. HYSEAS III follows HYSEAS I and HYSEAS II, and aims to build on the previous...

BV classes 10 urban electric ferries
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BV classes 10 urban electric ferries

Bureau Veritas (BV) has won a contract for the classification of 10 electric ferries on behalf of the Portuguese river passenger operator, Transtejo. The vessels are currently under construction by Gondán Shipyard (Spain) and will come into service between 2022 and 2024. The 10 new sister vessels, which will be 100 per cent electrical and...

Tallink chooses ABB optimisation software for latest ferry
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Tallink chooses ABB optimisation software for latest ferry

Estonian ferry operator Tallink has chosen ABB Ability Marine Advisory Systems’, OCTOPUS to boost efficiency of the car ferry MyStar on the 80-km trans-Baltic route between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland. OCTOPUS optimisation software will collect and transfer operational data from the vessel’s onboard systems to the ABB Ability Marine Fleet Portal – a solution...

Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to minimise carbon footprint of new Canadian ferry
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Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution to minimise carbon footprint of new Canadian ferry

A new ro-ro ferry being built for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will feature Wärtsilä’s advanced hybrid solution rather than a conventional propulsion arrangement to reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions. The vessel will operate in the Balfour – Kootenay Bay route across Kootenay Lake, a pristine environment. For this reason, a...

Swiss ferry operator calls on Wärtsilä for environmentally compliant engines
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Swiss ferry operator calls on Wärtsilä for environmentally compliant engines

Swiss ferry operator General Navigation Company (CGN) has placed an order with Wärtsilä for engines and related emissions control after-treatment systems for two new passenger ferries.  The ferries are being built at the Shiptec AG yard in Switzerland and will operate between Switzerland and France across Lake Geneva.  The order with Wärtsilä was placed in September...

ABB delivers shore connection tech for Viking Line ferry
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ABB delivers shore connection tech for Viking Line ferry

Viking Line’s passenger ferry Viking XPRS is to make use of ABB Marine and Port’s shore connection technology during its stays at Estonia’s Port of Tallinn. The 2008-built ferry is deployed on the 2.5-hour route across the Baltic Sea between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland, typically docking in the Estonian city twice a day. ABB’s...

Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion
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Wasaline ferry equipped with ABB Azipod electric propulsion

A new ferry operated by Wasaline has been fitted with ABB Azipod propulsion to ensure sustainable performance and achieve up to four days of annual time savings due to operational efficiency. The 150-metre vessel, Aurora Botnia, will run on low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will benefit from greater environmental and efficiency gains due to...

Norled hybrid electric ferry fitted with SCHOTTEL EcoPellers
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Norled hybrid electric ferry fitted with SCHOTTEL EcoPellers

A ferry operated by Norled and powered by a diesel-electric hybrid system and battery power has entered operation along the Norwegian Festøya-Solavågen route. Built at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland, the Festøya ferry is the first of four SCHOTTEL-equipped hybrid ferries for Norwegian ferry operator Norled.  Each of the four double-ended RoPax ferries feature two...