ABB to Supply Propulsion System for Two Largest Emission-Free Electric Ferries


Monday / October 24, 2016

abb-to-supply-propulsion-system-for-two-largest-emission-free-electric-ferries

ABB will supply the complete power and propulsion systems for two HH Ferries Group vessels, which will become the world´s largest emission-free electric ferries. The modernizations utilize turnkey ABB solutions including batteries, an energy storage control system and Onboard DC Grid technology. At both ends of the route ABB will supply the first automated shore-side charging stations using an ABB industrial robot, to optimize the connection time and therefore maximize the charging period.

Preparatory work has already begun on the two HH Ferries’ vessels whilst construction of the ground breaking automated shore-side charging arm is also underway in Finland.

The two ferries will operate completely on battery power between Helsingør (Denmark) and Helsingborg (Sweden), a distance of approximately 4 km carrying more than 7.4 Million passengers and 1.8 million vehicles annually. The new battery solution will help lower total emissions across the fleet by more than 50 percent from the current four diesel operated vessels. The combined battery power of 8,320 kWh for the two ferries is the equivalent of 10,700 car batteries.

The SEK 300 million investment is co-financed with SEK 120 million by INEA, the EU’s executive agency for innovation and network.

---
SNM Events News Service
Contact Editor: editor@snmevents.com

Get Amazing Stories

Get great contents delivered straight to your inbox everyday, just a click away, Sign Up Now.
First Name
Last Name
Email address