Ferry Business - Autumn/Winter 2022

8 5 Scandlines’ hybrid ferry Berlin was equipped with a Norsepower rotor sail in May 2022 installation of the rotor sail on hybrid ferry Copenhagen in 2020 and backed by a year of demonstrated results, Scandlines fitted the same rotor sail onboard sister ship Berlin in May 2022. “With the rotor sail, Scandlines has reduced carbon dioxide emissions from the hybrid ferry by an average of four per cent – and on good days with optimal wind conditions by as much as 20 per cent,” says Nørland. Meanwhile, Prins Richard was fitted with new thrusters and repainted with silicone antifouling paint to improve energy efficiency and further reduce emissions in 2021. This year, the same work will be carried out on Prinsesse Benedikte, the last of the four doubleended ferries on the Puttgarden-Rødby route to undergo upgrades. In total, Scandlines has invested more than €13 million ($13.2 million) to equip the four vessels with 16 new thrusters (four each) and expects to achieve a 15 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. “We will continue to invest in green initiatives and strengthen our competitiveness by developing our business to cater to the needs of all customers,” says Nørland. “We have therefore set out to realise our zeroemission vision by 2040, and we aim to reach Scope 1 and 2 zero direct emission operations on the Puttgarden-Rødby route by 2030 as an important first step on this journey.” Nørland predicts that Scandlines’ investments in sustainability will drive the long-term future of Scandlines. “The combination of our unparalleled reliability, a unique green profile and bespoke freight and retail offerings forms a solid competitive foundation for our business ahead of the planned opening of the Fehmarn Belt fixed connection in the mid-2030s.” CFR “ We have set out to realise our zero-emission vision by 2040” Photo: Horst-Dieter Foerster/Scandlines