Norled has ordered the construction of an additional two diesel/electric hybrid ferries from Remontowa Shipyard.
The ferries will be built to a design developed by LMG Marin who will also deliver the complete class documentation. The design features multiple energy efficient solutions including general use of heat recovery, full LED lighting, a demand-dependent HVAC system, low-resistance hull design and weight-optimised construction.
These two sister ships will operate on the Mannheller-Fodnes connection and, as compared to the two first ones intended for the Festøya-Solavågen connection, will feature two modifications.
Since the Mannheller-Fodnes route is shorter, the capacity of the battery pack will be reduced by approximately 20 per cent. At the same time, the vessels will be certified to carry more passengers with the maximum being 395 persons.
The vessels will be 114.4 metres long and 17.7 metres.