The first milestone for the Scandlines zero direct emission freight ferry achieved.
The building process of the world’s largest zero direct emission freight ferry has been initiated with the steel cutting start which took place on 04.04.2022 on Monday at Cemre Shipyard.
When completed, the 147.40 m Scandlines vessel will have a capacity of 66 freight units, which will increase the current capacity of the route 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 also makes it possible to later adjust the vessel to carry cars.
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 and ten minutes, the ferry will operate 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.
“We are happy/proud, that we have now completed the first stage of the building process of this eco-friendly and future promising vessel. We wish all parties “CEMRE & LMG & SCANDLINES” successful cooperation,” says Burak Mursaloglu, Head of Business Development at Cemre Shipyard.
“After months of preparations, we are happy to see that the project is now materializing. The steel cutting start is a significant milestone for our zero direct emission ferry,” says Scandlines COO Michael Guldmann Petersen.