October 8, 2020

Norwegian mobility company Kolumbus and shipyard Fjellstrand have signed a contract for the delivery of the world’s first fully electrical fast ferry. The project is a key part of Kolumbus’ work to reduce emissions from passenger transport.

The TrAM project (Transport – Advanced and Modular), led by Kolumbus, receives economical support from EU’s Horizon 2020 program to develop new methods for design and production of zero emissions passenger vessels.

The politicians of Rogaland county council have decided to partially finance the construction of this electrical fast ferry, intended to validate the methods developed by the TrAM project. During 2022, the vessel will commence the service of Kolumbus’ route from the city of Stavanger to Byøyene and Hommersåk in a test period.