A massive 2.7 megawatt-hour lithium polymer battery system from Canada's Richmond BC-based Corvus Energy is capable of powering the 14,500-tonne Scandlines ferry Prinsesse Benedikte, with its 300 cars and 900 passengers for up to half-an-hour on its 20 km run between Rodbyhavn, Denmark and Puttgarden, Germany; but that’s not the main reason for the retrofit installation announced by the companies at the recent commissioning.
Ferry 'Prinsesse Benedikte': Photo credit ScandlinesA best of both worlds kind of solution, Fini Hansen, Technical Superintendent, Fleet Management, Scandlines Danmark A/S explained: “Scandlines is making a significant investment in new green technology that will benefit the people in the areas adjacent to the harbour and beyond in terms of reduced pollution. Corvus batteries are used primarily to minimize diesel engines running at non-optimal load. Further, this means load-leveling function in order to keep a high level of fuel efficiency and reduced n... [More]
Two new RoPax ferries, the Berlin and Copenhagen being built by P+S Werften, Germany will be commissioned this year to provided the Scandlines service between Gedser, Denmark and Rostock, Germany. The sea distance traveled is 26 miles in depths of 14 to 21 m with Gedser harbour being only 7 m deep. The vessel LOA 170 m has a capacity of 1,500 passengers and 90 trucks or 160 automobiles. Five MaK 9M32C CR, common rail diesel engines each with an output of 4500 kW at 600rpm power a single 5-bladed CPP, and two Azipull electric thrusters each of 3,500 kW. [More]