GEAR | Volvo Penta IMO III marine generator sets help power five electric ferries in Norway

Photo: Multi Maritime

Turkish boat builder Sefine Shipyard has won an order to supply Norwegian operator Boreal with five electric ferries – each supported by two Volvo Penta D13 MG IMO III generator sets.

The ferries will operate to and from the islands in the inner Oslofjord and run sheduled services throughout the day. The Multi Maritime-designed vessels will each have a length of 35 metres, a beam of eight metres, and two passenger decks capable of accommodating up to 350 people.

The ferries will be built under DNV-GL classification regulations. Although truly electric, the vessels will be able to fall back upon range-extending power thanks to the the IMO III-compliant diesel solution from Volvo Penta.

The ferries will recharge at dockside where possible, with the batteries gaining additional electric propulsion provided by the Volvo Penta gensets as required.

The vessels are to be operated by Boreal subsidiary Boreal Sjø under a long-term contract signed with local transport authority Ruter.

The new service will commence in November 2021 and is set to end in 2034.

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