NES wins another Scandlines contract

2022-04-13T19:48:57+00:00 April 13th, 2022|Technology|

Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has been awarded another contract by Scandlines, this time to supply a shore power system for its ferry berth in Rødby, Denmark.

The system will be used by the recently ordered zero-emission electric ferry.

NES will supply the land-based charging system to the Rødby ferry berth and the connection to the power grid, according to a NES stock exchange announcement.

“The maritime sector and the shipping industry are working hard to reduce emissions from fossil energy sources. Scandlines finally has its share of this responsibility through both the new ferry and the shore power plant, which will make a zero-emission crossing possible,” said Stein Ruben Larsen, NES Sales Director (pictured).

Scandlines’ new ferry will serve the Puttgarden/Rødby crossing. In 2019, Scandlines invested in a 50 kV/25 MW power cable from Færgevej in Rødbyhavn, which will now be extended to the ferry berth, where a 15 kV charging tower, low- and high-voltage transformers and switchboards, as well as a control and communication system, will be installed.

With a crossing time of 70 mins, the ferry will be emission-free. It can also operate in hybrid mode on battery and biodiesel. As a hybrid ferry, the crossing time will be reduced to 45-50 mins.

Last November, Scandlines signed a contract with Cemre Shipyard in Turkey to build the ferry, which is scheduled for delivery in 2024.

In February this year, Cemre Shipyard awarded a separate contract to NES to supply the battery pack (energy storage system) and control system for the ferry, as well as being the system integrator for the ferry’s power systems and smart control setup.

“By winning these contracts, NES will in practice handle the entire energy design, from the power grid on land to the propellers on the ferry,” Ruben Larsen added.

NES, which is a subsidiary of the HAV Group, listed on Oslo’s Euronext Growth, will use the company’s three Norwegian plants in Bergen, Egersund and Ålesund, respectively, to design, assemble and test the shore power plants.

The equipment will be delivered to Turkey during the second half of 2023.