Boreal orders battery-powered electric ferry

Norway’s Boreal has awarded a contract to Vard for the construction of a battery-powered car and passenger ferry.

Designed by Multi Maritime, the 74-metre ferry, with a 14.2-metre beam, will have a capacity of up to 60 cars and 199 passengers and crew.

The Norway-based subsidiary of Fincantieri said the hull would be built by Vard Braila in Romania.

Delivery of the ferry is scheduled from Vard Brevik in Norway in the third quarter of 2019.

The ferry will begin operations in Norway from January 2020, crossing Kvanndal-Utne on the west coast of Norway, where Boreal has been awarded a nine-year contract with the Norwegian government. 

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