New zero-emission ferry for Norwegian route
Cemre Shipyard and Torghatten Nord have signed a contract to build a new ferry for the Bognes-Lødingen route in the northern part of Norway. The double-ended car and passenger ferry, developed by Norwegian Ship Design, will be designated NSD120CFc and will operate with zero emissions in exposed waters on the route. Typical service speed on the one-hour crossing is 13-14kts. The transit time and speed will be a new record for Norwegian battery-powered ferries. The vessel will normally operate on battery-electric power, charged from the onshore grid through high-capacity automated charging connections. In cases where shore power is unavailable, bio-diesel generators will provide sufficient power for normal operation.