Bio-Fuel and Hydrogen Ferries

Double-ended bio-diesel ferry

The Ada Shipyard in Turkey is completing two double-ended ferries designed by LMG Marin for Norwegian operator Norled that will make use of bio-diesel engines to drive Schottel SRE 270 EcoPellers, one installed at each end of the hull.

To be employed in southwestern Norway, each of the 74-meter-long vessels will accommodate 199 passengers and carry 60 cars at a service speed of 11.5 knots. One of the ferries is expected to be modified to test hydrogen propulsion if funding is received from the European Union’s Flagship program, which is already funding development of a hydrogen powered pushtug for operation in France (see Pacific Maritime Magazine, June 2020). The two Norwegian ferries are scheduled to be delivered during the first quarter of 2021.

By Pacific Maritime