Fjord1 orders seven zero-emission ferries


Norwegian domestic ferry operator Fjord1 has ordered seven additional battery-powered ferries.

Five of the ferries, which use zero- and low-emissions technology based on electric propulsion, will be built at shipyards in Leirvik and Sogn.

The newbuilds will have a capacity of up to 50 passengers and operate on the Kvanne-Rykkjem, Edøya-Sandvika, Fedje-Sevrøy and Langevåg–Buavåg routes.

They are expecting to be delivered during the third quarter of 2019.

The other two ferries, with a capacity of up to 80 passengers each, will be built at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey. They are intended for the Seivika-Tømmervåg service.

They are scheduled for delivery on January 1, 2020.

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