June 18, 2020

Rendering Of The Week

STENA ELEKTRA is intended to operate on the route between Göteborg and Fredrikshavn, solely powered by electricity. “As of today, the concept is not yet profitable,” says Henrik Nordhammar at Stena Teknik, “but with the rapid increase of capacity and descending prices of batteries, it’s only a matter of time.”

The vessel is still in a concept stage, and there are several challenges to overcome before it can be realised, like how to recharge the batteries with 50 MWh of electricity during the 90 minutes in port.