August 1, 2019

Ferry TÕLL To Become A Hybrid Ship

The subsidiary of Tallinna Sadam, TS Laevad OÜ has signed an agreement with the Estonian shipbuilding company Baltic Workboats AS to rebuild the ferry TÕLL, which operates the on the Virtsu-Kuivastu line, into an environmentally friendly hybrid ship.

During the reconstruction, a battery bank will be installed on the vessel to reduce the consumption of diesel fuel and reduce the resulting exhaust gas by replacing fossil fuel with electricity stored in battery banks.

The construction works are carried out by the main contractor Baltic Workboats, the battery banks are supplied by Corvus Energy, the automation equipment is supplied by Norwegian Electric Systems and the peak-shaving hybrid solution is designed by LMG Marin.

The total cost of the investment is EUR 1.6 million.

The reconstruction works will start in mid-October this year, mainly during the ship’s voyages. The ship will be off the line for up to two weeks for the final transfer to battery power. According to the agreement, the ferry will run on the power supply of the battery banks the latest by 29 February 2020.

If the project is successful, the technology will be deployed on all four new ships.