Cemre Shipyard has entered into a contract with Molslinjen A/S for NB1098 & NB1099 passenger vessels Als and Samsø for Bøjden-Fynshav and Ballen-Kalundborg routes.

The double-ended ferries are designed by OSK-ShipTech A/S for zero-emission by 100% operation on batteries, optimized for each route. The vessels are 116,8 meters long, and 18,2 meters wide and will be built according to the BV classification rules and compliant with  Danish National Flag regulations.

The zero-emission Ro-Ro Passenger Ferries are not only designed with high technology but also designed for high passenger comfort onboard, all to Scandinavian accommodation standards.

The vessels are to be designed to comply with autonomous functionality ferry according to fulfill BV notations. i.e. auto-crossing and auto-docking operations, allowing for optimized operation while increasing the energy efficiency of the ferry.

The electrical system is designed to provide redundancy in any case of failure and vessels will be equipped with 4 Steerable Thrusters which are driven by electrical Permanent Magnet motors. There will be four (4) backup generators each of 493 ekW fueled by hydrogenated vegetable oil. During usual operations, only the battery system will supply the required power by complying with the zero-emission concept.

The tendency to decrease emissions and limit the impact of sea operations on the environment is one of the most important demands in the current market.

“Cemre Shipyard has been chosen because of the yard’s high level of quality and extensive experience in building electric double-ended ferries. It has been a huge task for us to prepare this construction and be ready in a very troubled world, but it will also be a very exciting process where we will take a very big step towards a green conversion of Danish domestic ferry service”, says Molslinjens CEO, Carsten Jensen.

“This design is the result of a long and strong partnership between Molslinjen A/S and  OSK-ShipTech A/S. We have developed a valuable understanding of the owner's business and operational strategy combined with the possibility to influence and optimize the entire journey from the passenger who arrives at the port and later departs from the vessel towards their final destination.

This state-of-the-art design bridges the complete business model of the vessel by focusing on energy consumption, production cost, and passenger experience. Our cooperation with Cemre Shipyard will bring this project to a new level allowing these ships to operate with a minimum impact on the environment being powered by the most CO2 efficient energy from Danish offshore wind turbines.” says Anders Ørgård from OSK-ShipTech A/S.

“We believe these contracts will be a solid stepping stone to the long and successful partnership with Molslinjen A/S and OSK-ShipTech A/S. The challenging yet critically required technological development of these vessels fit Cemre’s dynamism and green agenda perfectly. We are looking forward to seeing the progress of these environmentally friendly projects" says Yasemin Bilgehan Polat, Business Development Supervisor, CEMRE SHIPYARD.

Cemre believes that in cooperation with Molslinjen A/S and OSK-ShipTech A/S, these ferries will be one of the most innovative, environmentally friendly, and pioneering vessels in the passenger market.

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