- 30 August 2022, Scandlines celebrated the keel laying of its new zero direct emission freight ferry PR24, under construction at the Cemre Shipyard.
- The ferry will be inserted on the Puttgarden-Rødby route in 2024 as the first emission-free
- In 2030, the entire route will be emission-free.
- The new ferry can charge in just 17 minutes in Rødby. In 2019, Scandlines invested in a 50 kV / 25 MW power cable at Færgevej in Rødbyhavn. In spring 2023, work will start on extending this cable to the ferry berths, where a transformer and charging station will be installed.
- Crossing time 70 minutes = emission-free
- Crossing time 45 minutes = hybrid
- Thus, the ferry can also be used as backup ferry for one of the four double-ended ferries.
- The rebuilding of the terminals in Puttgarden and Rødby has already started.
- Berth 1 in Rødby will be converted into a lay-up berth for all five double-ended ferries.
- As PR24 will be transporting lorries on both the upper and lower decks – as it is currently the case on the ferries operating the Rostock-Gedser route – berth 1 in Puttgarden and berth 3 in Rødby must also be rebuilt. This work is expected to start later this year.
Data for zero-emission Scandlines freight ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route:
Length: 147.4 m
Breadth: 25.4 m
Design draft: 5.30 m
Freight capacity: 66 freight units (abt. 1,200 lane meters)
Max. number of passengers: 140
Service speed: 10 knots
Battery system: 10 MWh
Charging time in port: 17 minutes
Investment: 80 MEUR