CRIST Started Steel Cutting For Another Hybrid Vessel

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Over 100 meters long and with the capacity to transport 90 cars and 372 pax – these are the parameters of the new hybrid ferry that CRIST will build for the Finnish ferry operator Finferries.

The steel-cutting proces has started on 1 July 2020.

The P 315 ferry will be powered by shore-charged batteries. The diesel power generators will serve as a backup power source for the unit, used in bad weather or large ice buildup along its route.

The ferry is to be operated by a crew of three. Vessel is designed by LMG Marin.

FinFerries Ordered A Hybrid Ferry In Poland

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Polish Crist Shipyard has been selected by FinFerries to build a new ferry for the route between Åland and Föglö.
The yard previously built ELEKTRA. More than 20 yards were shortlisted.

The environmentally friendly ferry will operate on the Föglö route, which is tendered by the Åland Provincial Government. The ferry will be operated by Ansgar Ab, Åland’s associated company.

The new ferry will be powered primarily by battery packs (loaded by shore power) and backed up by diesel generators. The technology is provided by Siemens

The electric hybrid ferry will be 100.5 meters long, 17.4 meters wide and will accommodate 90 cars.

There is an option for a second vessel.

Rolls-Royce And Finferries Demonstrate World’s First Fully Autonomous Ferry

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Rolls-Royce and Finnish state-owned ferry operator Finferries have successfully demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry in the archipelago south of the city of Turku, Finland.

The ferry FALCO, used a combination of Rolls-Royce Ship Intelligence technologies to successfully navigate autonomously during its voyage between Parainen and Nauvo. The return journey was conducted under remote control.

Rolls-Royce And Finferries Sign Cooperation Agreement To Optimize Ship Safety And Efficiency

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Rolls-Royce and Finferries have signed a collaboration agreement to develop solutions to optimize the safety and efficiency of marine operations through developing the technology for decision supporting systems, and to demonstrate remote and autonomous ferry operations.

A key focus of the collaboration will be a new research project, called SVAN (Safer Vessel with Autonomous Navigation).

Finferries Buys 50% Of Ansgar

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Finnish Archipelago Ltd, which is part of the Finferries Group, has purchased half the stock of the Åland-based company Ansgar Ab.

Ansgar Ltd’s operations continue as previously with archipelago traffic for the Åland Government.

For Finferries it is a logic extension of the business area. The company already chartered ships to Ansgar. This company currently operates 44 ferry routes in Finland. Ansgar Ab has three routes in the Åland archipelago.