Torghatten won the Kjerringøy tender in Nordland

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Torghatten Nord has won the tender for the operation of the Festvåg-Misten ferry service.

A new 60-car electric ferry is on its way.

“It’s very satisfying to win this tender and to be back on the Mistenfjord from January next year. It is particularly pleasing that we will be introducing a new all-electric ferry on the route starting in 2027,” says Marius Martin Hansen, CEO of Torghatten Nord.

A few days ago, Nordland County Council announced that Torghatten Nord had won the tender. The actual operator is Fjord1.

The tender will start on 1 January 2025, and the contract will last for 10 years.

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

Hybridisation of ferry MALANGEN

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Ferry MALANGEN (Torghatten Nord AS ) will be rebuilt at the Fosen Yard
Haf Power Solutions AS will supply the hybrid system.
The suppliers to the hybrid system include Corvus Energy (battery packs), The Switch (frequency converters), ACEL (switchboard) and Høglund Marine Automation.

Cemre Shipyard: new zero emission ferry to Torghatten Nord

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Cemre Shipyard and Torghatten Nord AS have entered into a contract to build a new ferry for Bognes-Lødingen.

Developed by Norwegian Ship Design, the double-ended car and passenger ferry with designation NSD120CFc will operate as a Zero Emission Vessel in exposed waters on the route Bognes – Lødingen in the Northern part of Norway.

Typical service speed on the one-hour crossing is 13-14 knots. The transit time (and speed) is bringing a new record among the Norwegian Battery Ferries.

The Vessel will normally operate battery electric with all power originating from the grid onshore through high-capacity automated charging connections. In case shore power is unavailable bio diesel generators will provide sufficient power for normal operation.

The double-ended ferry shall be arranged with two completely independent propulsion and power systems. The systems shall be arranged so that after any single fault, incl. fire and flooding, minimum one of the two independent power and propulsion systems will remain operational.

The 117 m long vessel with 399 passenger capacity will be built according to the DNV class rules and carry the Norwegian flag.