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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...

Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process
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Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process

The Transport: Advanced and Modular (TrAM) research project aims to develop a zero emission fast going passenger vessel through advanced modular production that has previously not been demonstrated. 14 project partners are working together with new manufacturing methods to achieve a 25 per cent lower production cost and 70 per cent cut in engineering costs...