Fjord1 ASA Is Awarded A Ferry Contract In Romsdal

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Møre og Romsdal county municipality has awarded the contract for the ferry connections Molde-Sekken, Solholmen-Mordalsvågen, Aukra-Hollingsholm and Sølsnes-Åfarnes, to Fjord1 ASA.

Characteristics of this Norwegian contract are:

  • Ten years.
  • Focus on environment with plug-in electric ferries.
  • 1 January, 2020: start of Molde-Sekken, Solholmen-Mordalsvågen and Aukra-Hollingsholm.
  • 1 January 2022: start of Sølsnes-Åfarnes. Two new ferries needed.
  • The contract is worth NOK 2,260 billion.

Møre og Romsdal signs a contract with Fjord1 ASA for the Nordmørspakken ferry routes

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After Fjord1 had been selected as winner of the tender, Norwegian Møre og Romsdal County signed a contract for the operation of four ferry routes in Nordmøre district. The four ferry connections are Edøya – Sandvika, Arasvika – Hennset, Seivika – Tømmervåg and Kvanne – Rykkjem, and the contract period is from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2030.

The contract amount is NOK 1.884 billion, and it was signed on January 25 by Dagfinn Neteland (MD Fjord1) and Ottar Brage Guttelvik (County Counsilor).

There are strict environmental requirements. On three routes Fjord1 will use plug-in electric ferries. Six vessels are needed from which five will be new.

  • Kvanne – Rykkjem: 1 newbuilding 50 cars, 3 trucks, 149 pax
  • Edøya – Sandvika: 2 newbuildings 50 cars, 3 trucks, 149 pax
  • Seivika – Tømervåg: 2 newbuildings 80 cars, 6 trucks, 399 pax
  • Arasvika – Hennset: upgraded existing vessel, 25 cars, 2 trucks, 149 pax

A report with an interview (in Norwegian) is available on YouTube.

Photo: Møre og Romsdal county municipality

Photo: rendering of a 80-PBE ferry for Seivika-Tømmervåg.