The STENA JUTLANDICA has now completed its first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel. Experiences from these first weeks have exceeded expectations.
The project to convert her to a battery hybrid vessel is being carried out in 3 steps.
1) Switching to electrical operation to reduce the use of diesel generators, for maneuvering and powering the bow thrusters when the ship is in port.
2) Battery power will be connected to two of the four primary machines, which means that she will be able to run on electrical power for about 10 nautical miles inside the Gothenburg archipelago out to Vinga Lighthouse.
3) All four primary machines will be connected to the batteries and the ship will be able to cover the 50 nautical miles between Sweden and Denmark solely on electrical power.
The technical solutions in the first step have been developed by Stena Teknik in collaboration with the Callenberg Technology Group, with half of the funding for the project coming from the Swedish Transport Administration and the EU.