The ferries will operate on two routes in Norway
Norwegian operator Fjord1 has ordered two eco-friendly car and passenger ferries from Turkey’s Tersan shipyard.
Scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2023, the 248-person ferries have been designed by Norway-based firm HAV Design and will be able to accommodate 80 cars and six trailers. Both 84-metre-long vessels will have a battery-powered propulsion system, which can be charged via shore power while passengers are disembarking in port. They will also have a diesel-electric backup system to allow them to operate in either fully electric, hybrid or diesel-electric mode.
Once in service, the vessels will operate on the routes between Stranda and Liabygda, and Eidsdal and Linge.
The newbuilds will be the eight and ninth ferries that Tersan has built for Fjord1. The shipyard has already successfully delivered six fully electric vessels between 2017 and 2021, and is currently building a seventh ferry named Rødvenfjord.
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