Sandøy is the first fully electric ferry for Norwegian operator Brevik Fergeselskap
Schottel has delivered main propulsion units to Netherlands-based shipbuilder Holland Shipyards Group for 42-metre-ferry Sandøy, the first fully electric ferry for Norwegian operator Brevik Fergeselskap.
The vessel will operate in Eidangerfjorden, Norway, and will connect Brevik, Sandøya and Bjørkøya.
"We have gained profound experience with hybrid and purely electrically powered vessels,” said Marco Hoogendoorn, commercial director at Holland Shipyards Group. “Every vessel is unique and has its own requirements. We are pleased to work with trustworthy partners, like Schottel, that provide us with high quality equipment, which meets the standards we set as a yard."
The main propulsion of Sandøy consists of two Schottel RudderPropellers type SRP 150 L driven by high-efficiency PEM motors. The thrusters are designed for heavy duty operation and are equipped with frequency-controlled planetary steering gear and spur wheel steering. The azimuth thrusters feature a propeller diameter of 1.2 metres and the Schottel VarioDuct high-efficiency nozzle SDV45, allowing the vessel to hold its position in strong lateral winds and to sail freely in a high efficiency range. The vessel will be emission-free and entirely powered by batteries.
Sandøy will be able to accommodate up to 98 passengers and 16 cars. She will be ready for service in 2021.
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