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.