Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will design and equip two new zero-emissions ferries. The ships are to be built for Norwegian operator Boreal Sjö at Holland Shipyards in the Netherlands.
The orders with Wärtsilä for the design and the equipment were placed in April 2020.
The Wärtsilä ship design is tailored to the operating and route profiles of the two double-ended shuttle ferries. Included in the design concept is the optimisation of energy consumption.
The ferries will serve the Launes – Kvellandstrand – Launes, and Abelnes – Andabeløy – Abelnes routes in Norway.
In addition to the design, for each ferry Wärtsilä will supply the thruster motors, batteries, onboard and shore-based battery charging equipment, the back-up generators, and various electrical systems.
One of the vessels is 30 metres long, capable of carrying 10 cars and approximately 100 passengers, while the other a 50 metre long vessel for 35 cars and 149 passengers, including crew.