Norwegian ferry ready for Canadian service

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Fiskerstrand Shipyard has successfully completed a ferry project. Former ferry Kvernsund has been prepared for its new life in Canada as Astron W for the shipping company Labrador Marine Inc.

Extension by 8.4 m, ice reinforced hull, new propulsion system, hybrid battery system, new interior, adaptations to Canadian ferry terminals, are some of the works that have been done.

The ship is on her way to Canada and arrived in our home port of Ijmuiden on March 27.

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Newbuilding contract for a Norwegian ferry

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Remontowa Shipbuilding has signed a contract with Torghatten Nord AS to construct a hybrid-powered double-ended ferry for the Stornes-Bjørnerå route in Norway (Arctic Circle region).

Newbuilding “B620” will be fitted with two azimuth thrusters with vertically mounted electric motors powered either by batteries or, in case of emergency, by generating sets.

Normally, the batteries will be recharged from the shore grid during unloading/loading. This will occur relatively frequently, as a single vessel transit will take no more than 12 minutes.

Design: The Norwegian Ship Design Company AS + Remontowa Marine Design & Consulting Delivery: Q1, 2026.

  • Length overall: 63,65
  • Beam: 15,50
  • Depth to the main deck: 4,80 m
  • Passengers and crew: 149 persons
  • Personal car capacity: 50 pcs
  • Trailer capacity: 6 pcs

Photo: Dariusz Jaguszewski, CEO and Michał Jaguszewski, contracting director at Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A., Torkild Torkildsen, CEO at Torghatten Nord AS and Jacek Flasiński, CFO at Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A.

Photo: Torghatten Nord

Norled, Remota and Seam sign LOI for remote and autonomous ferry operations

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Norwegian ferry and express boat operator Norled, Remota AS and Seam AS have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the further development and operation of a control center for marine operations and autonomous operations of ships.

Remota is a joint venture between DeepOcean, Solstad Offshore and Østensjø Group, set up to fast-track the adoption of remotely managed services in order to drive down operating costs and emissions for the marine and offshore industries.

Seam is a leading supplier of zero-emission solutions to the maritime industry.

The three companies intend to build on Remota’s already established control center for marine and semi-autonomous vessel operations, and further develop this to include control of autonomous operations.

Through a joint control center environment, the parties want to share experiences, collaborate on technological solutions, promote standardization and utilize cross-functional synergies that benefit Norled and its customers, Remota and Seam.