Scandlines and Cemre Shipyard have entered into a contract to build the world’s largest zero-emission freight ferry for the Puttgarden-Rødby route. 

Cemre Shipyard focuses on eco-friendly and alternative fuel types lately in line with the green strategy.

This project has secured its significance for Cemre Shipyard which presents proof of its experience with complex and know-how engineering skills. To state that as Cemre Shipyard we have the honor of building this vessel in our yard after a comprehensive competitive bidding round.

147 m vessel has a capacity of 66 freight units, which increases the current capacity by 23 percent. The vessel will have the capacity of carrying 140 people on board. Thanks to the new design, it will be possible to transport lorries on both the upper and lower decks.  Moreover, the modular construction of the vessel makes it possible to later adjust the vessel to carry cars as well.

For the development of the new building project, Cemre Shipyard has cooperated with the LMG Marin AS as a design partner. LMG Marin AS is an experienced design company for advanced vessels with high technological and reliable solutions on projects. This is the first shipbuilding project of Cemre Shipyard together with LMG Marin AS.

Thanks to the hybrid diesel/battery electric propulsion, the vessel will have the capability to feature in two different modes as fully electrical relying on plug-in battery power at 10 knots or plug-in hybrid mode at 16 knots. The design is also prepared for future upgrades to methanol ICE solution.

LR classed vessel is the largest of its kind with approximately 10 MWh battery capacity. The Safe Return to Port compliance is another point making this project quite valuable. With a crossing time of one hour, the ferry is emission-free. It can also be operated as a hybrid ferry like the current passenger ferries on the Scandlines route between Puttgarden in Germany and Rødby in Denmark. As a hybrid ferry, the crossing time is 45 minutes. Thus, the ferry can also be used as a backup ferry if one of the four double-ended ferries that are currently operating the Puttgarden-Rødby route, is in the yard.

“We have taken this project seriously from the very beginning of the tender announcement. Regarding preparations, technical developments and mutual contributions of Scandlines and Cemre Shipyard to this project are pretty considerable. As Cemre, we are an engineering company and we feel quite confident on this matter since we rely on our solid engineering background. The Scandlines project will take Scandlines and Cemre to the next level within RoPax/ferries, and shows that we believe in the green transition, and have the solution to implement the next-generation technology. “ says Burak Mursaloğlu, Head of Business Development, Cemre Shipyard.


About Cemre

Cemre Shipyard, with its modern facilities, is one of the leading new building shipyards located in Yalova, Turkey.

Considering the interest in diversity, Cemre has the ability to build different types of vessels as fishing, offshore, and passenger. These highly technologic, eco-friendly and, innovative projects need flexibility and intense care; besides that, tailor-made projects like these are among the distinguishing facts of Cemre’ s success.

Cemre Shipyard has two shipyard areas laying in the same region which enable the shipyard to build more than 15 vessels at the same time in accordance with their sizes;

As of the foundation, all of the delivered and ordered vessels are exported and are built for European customers such as Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark. As a consequence, Cemre Shipyard has secured its place among the top exporters of Turkey since 2008; and with this responsibility, Cemre works harder for a sustainable organization.


About Scandlines

Scandlines is a modern and innovative ferry operator with a green vision for the future. The company operates two ferry routes with high capacity and frequency. Six of the ferries are hybrid ferries, and one is furthermore fitted with a rotor sail – and that contributes to making the ferries greener.

With more than 41,500 departures on seven ferries, Scandlines in a normal year transports over 7 million passengers, 1.7 million cars, and around 700,000 freight units on the routes Puttgarden-Rødby and Rostock-Gedser.

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