With a suiting keel laying ceremony Holland Shipyards Group started the building of a fully-electric ferry for Innlandet Fylkeskommune, Norway.
The new electric ferry, with a length of 33,7m and a width of 11,6m, has the capacity to transport 48 to 65 persons (summer/winter) and 16 vehicles (cars). In line with the green targets of the province it is completely emission free and entirely powered by battery power. Charging the batteries is done overnight, allowing day round operations on electric power.
The vessel, which will be the first fully-electric ferry for Innlandet Fylkeskommune, will operate within the waters of the Randsfjorden, Norway’s fourth-largest lake, connecting the cities of Tangen and Horn.
An important challenge that needs to be overcome is the land-locked situation of the lake. To solve this issue, the ferry will be built in blocks, transported to her destination and assembled on-site.
The ferry is expected to enter service in the second half of 2021.