Oslo Welcomes The Electric King

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Commuter ferry KONGEN (‘king’ in Norwegian) has emerged from Horten Ship Repair as an electric passenger ferry.

Norled, operator of the Nesodden – Aker Brygge (Oslo) connection decided in October last year to electrify the three ferries, KONGEN, DRONNINGEN and PRINSEN.

The two other boats will be ready in December 2019 and April 2020.

Oslo one step closer to a zero emission port

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The Swedish company Processkontroll Elektriska AB has been chosen to build the new shore power installation in the Port of Oslo.
Stena Line would like to connect its ferry STENA SAGA. However, to convert the veteran Stena is seeking subsidies from Enova SF, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Otherwise it is not economically sustainable.
On Tuesdays the ship is 10 hours in port. According to the company’s own calculations, the use of shore power every Tuesday will help reduce annual emissions by about seven tonnes of NOx and 300 tonnes of CO2.
Color Line already has two ships connected to shore power. Now the port hopes that DFDS will also opt for cold ironing for its cruise ferries.

Photo: Mike Louagie