The shipping line's zero-emission ferry will feature a complete propulsion and control system package from Kongsberg Maritime (KM).
The newbuild will be equipped with the Azipull™ pulling azimuth thruster, delivered with controllable pitch propellers, in an L-drive configuration with an integrated permanent magnet drive motor.
This set-up "[...] increases overall energy efficiency while reducing noise and vibrations, as well as reducing the physical footprint of the thruster system compared to previous deliveries," KM said in a press release.
KM will also supply its Mcon Propulsion & Thruster control system to control and monitor the ferry's propulsion and steering.
An emission-free crossing between Puttgarden and Rødby, where the new ship will be deployed in 2024, will take an hour and ten minutes (45 minutes in hybrid mode).
The 147.4 m long double-ended ferry, delivered by the Turkish Cemre Shipyard, will offer room for 140 passengers and 1,200 lane metres of freight space.
The 50kV/25MW power cable which Scandlines laid in the Port of Rødby in 2019 is being extended to the ferry berths. A transformer and a charging station will also be installed in the Danish seaport.
Charging facilities for the new ferry will be set up in Puttgarden as well (once a suitable solution has been agreed upon for purchasing green electricity).
"Our ongoing investment in KM technology not only indicates the closeness of our trusted business relationship but also demonstrates our commitment to deploying the most sustainable energy solutions available on the market," Michael Guldmann Petersen, COO, Scandlines, commented.
Roy Egil Høydal, Senior Sales Manager, Seaborn & Pax, KM, added, "Scandlines is setting an example which is destined to secure the viability of freight ferries in an environmentally-conscious world and we're very proud to be associated with such a responsible, game-changing project."
Photo: Scandlines/LMG Marin/Cemre Shipyard