The main electric drive train team met in Soby shipyard on 24th May. The world biggest electrical ferry we are introducing many deeply considered features for propulsion and power plant system. These are for example safety and redundancy approach when designing DC-grid, operational principles when operating batteries-only power plant and especially the DC-shore charging concept.
The Finnish electric drive train specialist VISEDO has been selected as the sole electric-system supplier for the world's largest fully electric ferryboat to be built by the Danish shipbuilder Søby Shipyard Ltd. The ferry will be introduced in June, 2017 to transportation of vehicles and passengers between the island Ærø and the mainland in Denmark. The Finnish ground-breaking innovative electric drive specialist was preferred over the industry giant Siemens which was the previous candidate for the delivery.
As one of the Top 5 projects in the EU Horizon 2020 initiative, a program with a total budget of 21 million euros, this initiative is part of the Danish Natura project, which guarantees local people green transportation in these areas. The ferry will be a state-of-the-art design and will achieve efficiency gains by optimizing weight by integrating lighter materials and equipment. It will reduce the CO2 emission by 2000 tons and NOx emissions by 41,500 kg per year.
This article reprinted since News Page of Visedo Oy.