Pioneering green ferry design

By 24 October 20222022 Newsletter week 42
October 24, 2022

Ferry electrification:

  • Standardized designs are available to the market, providing good results on various routes.
  • Difficulties arise when sailing distances increase and berthing times are shorter.
  • In these demanding situations, the standard green ferry designs do not provide a feasible solution.

Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam has recently taken the challenge and designed two green ferries.

  • The routes of both vessels required non-standard solutions to match the operational requirements, meaning long distance and severe weather conditions.
  • Design 1: an electric ferry with a state-of-art battery system and optimized hull shape for
  • Design 2: a double-ended ferry, outfitted with a hydrogen-powered electrical propulsion system.