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Scandlines’ new zero direct emissions ferry approaching launching

FerryPreparations are running at full speed full speed: at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey and at the ferry terminals in Puttgarden and Rødby, everything is currently being prepared for the deployment of Scandlines’ new zero direct emissions freight ferry. In the fourth quarter of 2023, the ferry will be launched.

The ferry terminals in Puttgarden and Rødby must also be prepared for the use of the PR24. Scandlines is currently installing a new and stronger ramp to the upper car deck in ferry berth 3 in Rødby, as the PR24 will be transporting lorries on both the upper and lower deck. At present, a large crane is removing the current 59 metre long ramp to the upper car deck.

When the ferry starts operating on the Fehmarn Belt in 2024, the large battery system of 10 MWh can be charged in just 17 minutes in Rødby. In 2019, Scandlines invested in a 50 kV / 25 MW power cable to Rødbyhavn. This cable has now been extended approximately 1.2 kilometres to the new transformer between ferry berth 2 and 3. The supplier NES (Norwegian Electric Systems) is expected to begin the installation of the transformer, control and switchgear equipment and charging station for the new ferry in the autumn.

Now Scandlines is investing in a 30 kV / 15 MW power cable including transformer and charging station for the port of Puttgarden. As of 2025, this will reduce the charging time to just 12 minutes in each port and allow the ferry to cover the 18.5 km between Puttgarden and Rødby in 45 minutes with zero direct emissions.

Data for zero direct emissions Scandlines freight ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route:
Length: 147.4 m
Breadth: 25.4 m
Design draft: 5.30 m
Freight capacity: 66 freight units (abt. 1,200 lane meters)
Max. number of passengers: 140
Service speed: 16/10 knots
Crossing time: 45 minutes (as of 2025)
Battery system: 10 MWh
Charging time in port: 12 minutes (as of 2025)
Investment: EUR 80m

Sep 13 2023


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