After delivering a hybrid ferry, GAARDEN, in July 2020 and a fully electric ferry, DÜSTERNBROOK, that will be entering operations shortly, Holland Shipyards Group has signed a contract to build three additional hybrid vessels for Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel (SFK).
Customers of the Virtsu-Kuivastu line can now enjoy travelling on Estonia’s first hybrid passenger ship.
Ferry TÕLL has been retrofitted with battery packs at a cost of EUR 1.6 million.
This will reduce the consumption of MDO by 20%, a reduction of 1,600 tons of CO2 annually.
Jaak Kaabel, Chairman of the Management Board of TS Laevade said that his company aims to abandon fossil fuels. “This conversion is a big step and more ships will follow if the solution gives satisfaction.”
Retrofit: Baltic Workboats
The preparatory work for the installation of the rotor sail on the hybrid ferry COPENHAGEN was successfully completed during the planned shipyard stay in autumn 2019.
A steel foundation and cables were laid to prepare the installation of the rotor sail, scheduled for the second quarter of 2020. In addition, a new mast was mounted, as the stern top light must be placed in front of the rotor sail.
The installation of the rotor sail will reduce Scandlines’ CO2 emissions from its ferry by four to five percent.
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.