Holland Shipyards Group delivers electric ferry to Brevik Fergeselskap

Holland Shipyards Group delivers electric ferry to Brevik Fergeselskap

Holland Shipyards Group

Sandøy will operate emission-free on Eidangerfjorden in Norway

Holland Shipyards Group has delivered new fully electric ferry Sandøy to Norwegian operator Brevik Fergeselskap.

Sandøy, which is 42 metres long and 11 metres wide, can accommodate 98 people and 16 cars. The ferry will be powered by a 1,300 kilowatt-hour battery, which will be recharged by a shore power facility, primairly overnight. This will ensure emission-free operations.

The vessel will connect Brevik with Sandøya and Bjørkøya on Norway’s Eidangerfjorden.

“It has been an extraordinary year, in which we as owners haven’t been able to travel due to the global Covid-19 restrictions,” said Borgar Slørdal, CEO of Brevik Fergeselskap. “Building a vessel while not being able to be physically present during the building can be quite challenging. However, it absolutely did not affect the trust, or the great cooperation with Holland Shipyards Group. We are very happy with the quality of the vessel and the cooperation, and are looking forward to seeing the Sandøy sailing in the Eidangerfjorden!”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
19 July 2021

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