Brevik Fergeselskap’s ferry Sandø will operate within the waters of Eidangerfjorden, Norway, connecting Brevik with Sandøya and Bjørkøya
Sandøy is a fully electric ferry measuring 42 m long and 11 m wide and has the capacity to transport 98 people and 16 cars. The vessel is emissions-free and entirely powered by battery power with an installed capacity of 1.300 kWh. Sandøy will be charged by a 600-kW shore charging facility, mostly at night.
“It has been an extraordinary year, in which we as owners haven’t been able to travel due to the global Covid restrictions. Building a vessel while not being able to be physically present during the building can be quite challenging. However, it did not affect the trust, or the great co-operation with Holland Shipyards Group. We are very happy with the quality of the vessel and are looking forward to seeing Sandøy sailing in the Eidangerfjorden,” said Brevik Fergeselskap chief executive Borgar Slørdal.
Holland Shipyards Group said it is “committed to working towards a greener future for the maritime industry”. It said it started its ’green mission’ in 2010 and since has learned the “intricacies of building sustainable vessels that are perfectly optimised for their application”.
The shipyard is also converting Future Proof Shipping’s container inland vessel Maas to run using a zero-emissions hydrogen propulsion system.
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