May 26, 2023
- At the Cemre shipyard in Turkey, all the steel plates for Scandlines’ new zero direct emission freight ferry PR24 (Puttgarden-Rødby 2024) have now been cut.
- All 36 sections are expected to be welded together and placed on the slipway by the end of June 2023.
- The ferry will enter service on the Fehmarn Belt in 2024 under the Danish flag and with dual crew.
- When the PR24 enters service on the Fehmarn Belt in just over a year’s time, it will sail under the Danish flag and with dual crew, which is the optimum operational solution for Scandlines.
- Preparations are also ongoing in Scandlines’ simulator in Puttgarden. A digital twin of the PR24 will be installed in the first quarter of 2024, so that the crew will have enough time to practice navigation of the PR24 before it goes into service.
- The ferry terminals in Puttgarden and Rødby must also be prepared for the use of the PR24 and the increased traffic volume, especially within freight. Scandlines has therefore carried out a comprehensive traffic study in cooperation with the construction consultancy Sweco, which forms the basis for the new terminal infrastructure. The new infrastructure will increase the capacity of the terminal areas and enable the automation of check-in as well as the use of the new freight ferry PR24.
Source: Scandlines press room