At the Cemre shipyard and at the ferry terminals in Puttgarden and Rødby, everything is currently being prepared for the deployment of Scandlines’ new zero direct emissions freight ferry.
“PR24” will be launched in Q4.
The ferry terminals in Puttgarden and Rødby must also be prepared. Scandlines is currently installing a new and stronger ramp to the upper car deck in ferry Berth 3 in Rødby, as the PR24 will be transporting lorries on both the upper and lower deck. At present, a large crane is removing the current 59m ramp to the upper car deck.
When the ferry starts operating on the Fehmarn Belt in 2024, the world’s largest battery system of 10 MWh can be charged in just 17 minutes in Rødby. With green power, of course.
In 2019, Scandlines invested in a 50 kV / 25 MW power cable to Rødbyhavn. This cable has now been extended approximately 1.2 kilometres to the new transformer between ferry Berth 2 and 3. The supplier NES (Norwegian Electric Systems) is expected to begin the installation of the transformer, control and switchgear equipment and charging station for the new ferry in the autumn.
Now Scandlines is investing in a 30 kV / 15 MW power cable including transformer and charging station for the port of Puttgarden. As of 2025, this will reduce the charging time to just 12 minutes in each port and allow the ferry to cover the 18.5 km between Puttgarden and Rødby in 45 minutes with zero direct emissions.