Green Orca’s for Liberty Lines

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EST-Floattech recently signed a long-term framework contract with Rolls-Royce Power Systems for the ‘Green Orca 1050’ battery module onboard 9 newbuild ferries and 1 mega yacht.

The first order of the new partnership are the lithium polymer battery modules of the ‘Green Orca 1050’ series as part of 9 hybrid fast ferries of Italian operator Liberty Lines equipped with mtu hybrid propulsion packs supplied by Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

The sister vessels of identical design will be built at the Spanish shipyard Armon between April 2023 and April 2024.

The vessels are scheduled to set sail between 2023 and 2026.

German operator SFK takes delivery of full-electric ferry

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  • Dutch marine battery system supplier EST-Floattech has delivered 1092kWh of battery capacity for new, full-electric ferry WELLINGDORF in a contract with system integrator Holland Ship Electric
  • The zero-emission vessel is the 5th in a series of 6 hybrid and full-electric vessels for Kiel-based tug and ferry operator SFK
  • Designed and built by Holland Shipyards Group.
  • The last (hybrid) vessel SCHILKSEE is expected to be delivered early 2026.
  • Earlier this year Holland Shipyards Group, in collaboration with Holland Ship Electric and EST-Floattech, delivered the hybrid ferries FRIEDRICHSORT, GAARDEN and WIK.
  • The series of six also includes the emission-free passenger ferry DÜRSTENBROOK and is part of SFK’s fleet renewal plan focusing on lower environmental impact and upgraded services. This plan is tied to the City of Kiel’s environmental goal of being CO2-neutral by 2050.