Leclanché to supply 10 MWh battery system for Scandlines’ zero-emission freight ferry PR24

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The world’s largest hybrid ferry will be powered by a Leclanché liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery system manufactured at Leclanché’s European factories.

Leclanché’s Marine Rack System will incorporate the latest fast-charging 65Ah high cycle battery cells with a 10-year lifespan.

Announced in November 2021, Scandlines ‘ zero-emissions ferry project will be powered by an advanced 10MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) from Leclanché.

Leclanché is among a number of companies selected to provide key components, systems and expertise, including Norwegian companies Kongsberg Maritime and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES).

The ferry was designed by LMG Marin AS, Norway and will be built at Cemre shipyard in Turkey.

Scandlines zero-emission freight ferry will be 147.4 meters long. The cargo capacity of the double-ended ferry will be 66 cargo units and carry a maximum of 140 passengers at a speed of 10 knots.

As a hybrid ferry, the crossing time between the two ports will be 45 minutes. In purely electric operation, the crossing time is 70 minutes and the ferry is emission-free.