BASTØ ELECTRIC was delivered from Sefine Shipyard to BastøFosen on 7 December 2020. This marks a new era for Norway’s busiest ferry route Moss-Horten. When Bastø Electric enters operation in early 2021, it will be the starting point for electric operation, which will significantly reduce the route’s environmental footprint.
Following BASTØ ELECTRIC two of the existing ferries will be converted to electric drive before summer 2022.
High voltage charging systems are being built in Moss and Horten, capable of charging with a power of up to 9000 kW. The ferry has a large 4000 kWh battery system, enabling all electric operation. In addition, the ferry has diesel generators with sufficient capacity to maintain normal operation in case of failure of shore power.
BASTØ ELECTRIC is the world’s largest all electric ferry, with a length of about 145 m and capable of carrying 200 cars and 600 passengers.