The two fully electric ferries, scheduled to enter into service in 2024, will feature almost 7.0MWh in total.
"The total cost of ownership, combined with the products high level of safety and low weight were key factors in selecting Echandia as battery supplier. In addition, choosing a system with longer lifetime makes perfect sense from a sustainability perspective," Ole Berg-Hansen, Molslinjen's Chief Engineer, highlighted.
Fredrik Hellström, Echandia's CEO, added, "For Echandia, this is a yet another breakthrough. Molslinjen is showing the way, and we believe that many other operators will follow their example in the future. For us, the deal means a step towards supplying larger passenger ferries where weight, total cost and safety are important aspects."
The 116.8 m long ferries will offer room for 600 passengers and space for 188 cars. Their 3.1MWh and 3.8MWh battery systems will be charged in 20-25 minutes, respectively, with green energy.
Additionally, the two will be autonomous sailing-ready, including automatic docking and charging at the quay.
OSK-ShipTech has designed the newbuildings, with Cemre Shipyard putting them together.
The new ferries will serve Molslinjen's brands' routes: Samsølinjen's Kalundborg-Ballen and Alslinjen's Bøjden-Fynshav.