Fully electric ferry 'Düsternbrook'

Client: Schlepp-und Fährgesellschaft Kiel

Type ship: ferry

Date: 2021

In March 2021 we delivered the fully electric ferry 'Düsternbrook' to Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel.

The vessel is completely emission-free and entirely powered by battery power with an installed capacity of 816 kWh. Besides the battery pack the vessel has 20 solar panels on the roof to provide the onboard power supply network.

Where almost all ferries referred to as 'fully electric' still have backup power provided by a diesel engine, the 'Düsternbrook' has nu such backup and gets redundancies from the split battery system. This means that the ferry really is all-electric.

A noteworthy system on board of the ferry is the non-conventional automated mooring system which features electric-hydraulically operated mooring hooks in both sides of the ship. The mooring system is easily controlled from the wheelhouse by the captain. While moored, no power has to be directed to the propulsion system, resulting in a reduction in energy consumption.

LENGTH: 24,70 m

WIDTH: 6,50 m

DRAUGHT: 1,60 m


CAPACITY: 140 pedestrians, 60 bicycles

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