The Norwegian ferry operator Fjord 1 has requested two MoorMaster NxGs, which its newbuild zero-emission ferry will use while sailing between Sølsnes and Åfarnes in western Norway.
Once installed and commissioned in 2023, the systems will moor and release the ship 54 times per day.
MoorMaster replaces conventional mooring lines with automated vacuum pads, enabling vessels to use less thrust to remain in position during loading and off-loading.
"This order again shows the important role our innovative MoorMaster technology plays in the decarbonization of the maritime sector. Fast mooring with MoorMaster increases energy efficiency in port and fundamentally improves the end-to-end design of electric ferry operation," Patrick Mares, President Cavotec Ports & Maritime, said.
In addition, Fjord 1 and Cavotec have signed a long-term service agreement for existing MoorMaster vacuum mooring systems and e-vessel charging units from Cavotec. The three-year deal covers some 70 assets.