GEAR | Fjord1 awards contract for ferry conversions, charging stations

PASSENGER VESSEL WEEK

Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 has contracted Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to act as system integrator and deliver power control, distribution and battery systems to three ferries that will be converted from gas and diesel propulsion to zero-emission battery operation.

NES will also deliver equipment and control systems to four battery charging stations owned by Fjord1.

Under the contract, NES will equip the three ferries with batteries, charging systems, new generators, and upgrades of the AC circuit boards and automation systems. For the battery charging stations, the company will supply charging towers, power electronics, and control systems.

Once converted, the three vessels will operate in Nordland county, North Norway. Fjord1 will commence their operation in December 2022.

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