Fully-Electric Ferries for Amsterdam

GVB, the City of Amsterdam’s municipal public transport provider, has awarded Holland Shipyards Group a contract to build five new 41-meter by 13.9-meter fully-electric ferries for operation in the city’s North Sea Canal area. They will have a capacity for 400 passengers or 20 cars and 4 trucks, depending upon requirements.

Each vessel will have two battery banks of 340 kWh output each driving two 300 kW propulsion motors and battery charging will be accomplished automatically in approximately 3 minutes using facilities at the terminals while loading and unloading takes place.
The first ferry is expected to enter service next year with the final unit to be delivered in early 2023.

By Pacific Maritime