Scandlines’ new zero direct emissions ferry approaching launching

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At the Cemre shipyard and at the ferry terminals in Puttgarden and Rødby, everything is currently being prepared for the deployment of Scandlines’ new zero direct emissions freight ferry.

“PR24” will be launched in Q4.

The ferry terminals in Puttgarden and Rødby must also be prepared. Scandlines is currently installing a new and stronger ramp to the upper car deck in ferry Berth 3 in Rødby, as the PR24 will be transporting lorries on both the upper and lower deck. At present, a large crane is removing the current 59m ramp to the upper car deck.

When the ferry starts operating on the Fehmarn Belt in 2024, the world’s largest battery system of 10 MWh can be charged in just 17 minutes in Rødby. With green power, of course.

In 2019, Scandlines invested in a 50 kV / 25 MW power cable to Rødbyhavn. This cable has now been extended approximately 1.2 kilometres to the new transformer between ferry Berth 2 and 3. The supplier NES (Norwegian Electric Systems) is expected to begin the installation of the transformer, control and switchgear equipment and charging station for the new ferry in the autumn.

Now Scandlines is investing in a 30 kV / 15 MW power cable including transformer and charging station for the port of Puttgarden. As of 2025, this will reduce the charging time to just 12 minutes in each port and allow the ferry to cover the 18.5 km between Puttgarden and Rødby in 45 minutes with zero direct emissions.

Scandlines’ new zero direct emission freight ferry is taking shape.

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Two-thirds of the steel plates for PR24 have now been cut at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey, and the ferry currently consists of eight sections which have already been placed on the bedding. Another 16 sections are under construction.

In close cooperation with the Scandlines site team, the yard is developing a 3D model of the ferry. The model enables users to digitally move around the ferry while simultaneously ensuring that construction drawings and the 3D model are continuously being updated with correct and revised information as the construction of the ferry progresses.

Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché has started producing the record-breaking battery bank for the new ferry. With a capacity of 10 MWh it will be the largest lithium-ion battery installation on a ferry to date.

When the ferry starts operating on the Fehmarn Belt in 2024, it can charge in just 17 minutes in Rødby. With green power, of course.

Cemre has been awarded to newbuilding contract for two Islay ferries for CMAL

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Mid-March, Cemre shipyard was announced as the preferred bidder for a contract to build two new ferries for Islay, Scotland. [FerryShippingNews]

The contract has now been signed.

  • 95m long | 275 lane metre on main deck | 107 cars on both main and hoistable decks.
  • Diesel/hybrid propulsion system
  • The conceptual design developed by naValue together with the Owner’s design team for the tender process.
  • For the design and development of the vessels, Cemre cooperates with LMG Marin.
  • The first vessel is expected to be delivered by October 2024 and will enter service following sea trials and crew familiarisation. The second vessel will follow in early 2025.

Cemre Shipyard: new zero emission ferry to Torghatten Nord

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Cemre Shipyard and Torghatten Nord AS have entered into a contract to build a new ferry for Bognes-Lødingen.

Developed by Norwegian Ship Design, the double-ended car and passenger ferry with designation NSD120CFc will operate as a Zero Emission Vessel in exposed waters on the route Bognes – Lødingen in the Northern part of Norway.

Typical service speed on the one-hour crossing is 13-14 knots. The transit time (and speed) is bringing a new record among the Norwegian Battery Ferries.

The Vessel will normally operate battery electric with all power originating from the grid onshore through high-capacity automated charging connections. In case shore power is unavailable bio diesel generators will provide sufficient power for normal operation.

The double-ended ferry shall be arranged with two completely independent propulsion and power systems. The systems shall be arranged so that after any single fault, incl. fire and flooding, minimum one of the two independent power and propulsion systems will remain operational.

The 117 m long vessel with 399 passenger capacity will be built according to the DNV class rules and carry the Norwegian flag.