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Scandlines’ first zero direct emission ferry

25. March 2022
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Scandlines has ordered a new zero direct emission freight ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route. The ferry will be inserted in 2024 and will launch the next generation of ferries on the route.

The ferry will be built at the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey in close cooperation with Scandlines’ experts.

The new ferry will initially charge in Rødby in Denmark and in the longer run in Puttgarden in Germany as well when a good solution has been found for the purchase of green electricity.

Already in 2019, Scandlines invested in a 50 kV / 25 MW power cable to the harbour in Rødby. This cable will now be extended to the ferry berths, where a transformer and charging station will be installed.

With a crossing time of one hour an ten minutes, the ferry is emission free. It can also be operated as a hybrid ferry and then the crossing time is 45 minutes.

Scandlines is working on being able to operate completely emission-free within few years, initially on Puttgarden-Rødby. By investing in the new emission-free ferry, we have taken an important step towards achieving this goal.

Data for Scandlines' zero direct emission freight ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route:

  • Length: 147.4 m
  • Breadth: 25.4 m
  • Design draft: 5.30 m
  • Freight capacity: 66 freight units (abt. 1,200 lane metres)
  • number of passengers: 140
  • Service speed: 10 knots