Scandlines to electrify two ferries for the Fehmarn Belt link

By 15 December 20232023 Newsletter week 50
December 15, 2023

In recent years, Scandlines has cemented its position as a green frontrunner with a wide range of initiatives, including the new FUTURA ferry. Now the plan is to electrify two ferries on the Fehmarn Belt.

Scandlines is investing in the following:

  • Large energy storage system on board both ferries
  • Charging facilities on board
  • Solar panels on board both ferries

The total investment in electrification of the Fehmarn ferries amounts to EUR 31 million. The German Ministry of Transport has awarded the project financial support as part of a funding programme covering sustainable modernisation of coastal vessels to reduce emissions, covering up to 40 percent of the conversion costs.

Scandlines expects to sign a contract on the conversion in early 2024. Subject to the final delivery time of equipment, the ferries will be converted in the beginning of 2024 till 2025.