Brittany Ferries, Wärtsilä and Incat partner on zero-emissions ferry project

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Brittany Ferries, Wärtsilä, and Incat have partnered to develop a 137m zero-emissions ferry, leveraging their combined expertise. This project aims to explore design and technical requirements for electric ferries, focusing on short routes as a potential path to net-zero emissions by 2050. The collaboration follows Brittany Ferries’ investment in LNG-powered and hybrid vessels. This initiative underscores the companies’ commitment to sustainable maritime transport and decarbonization, with Brittany Ferries’ CEO highlighting the importance of trusted partners in achieving these goals.

For more details, you can visit the full article on Brittany Ferries’ newsroom.

Fjord1 awards Norwegian Electric Systems autonomous navigation scope

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Fjord1 has contracted Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to develop systems for automation of vessel functions and autonomous navigation for the four autonomous, zero-emission ferries that will operate the Lavik-Oppedal crossing on the northwest coast of Norway.

The ferry crossing takes 20 minutes, and the route is 5.6 kilometres long.

In close collaboration with Fjord1, NES will develop and deliver the systems for automation of vessel functions and autonomous navigation, including autocrossing and autodocking, that will replace some manual operations on board.

The four newbuild zero emission ferries will operate the route from 1 September 2026 onwards. Complete implementation of automation functions and autonomous systems, including autocrossing and autodocking, will happen from January 2027, while autonomous navigation will be implemented in 2028.

Read more: Norwegian Electric Systems