One of the electrified harbour buses that soon will be in traffic in the Danish capital. Photo:

Five fully-electric ferries in Copenhagen

The multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark has recently contracted Damen Shipyards Group for five fully-electric ferries, to be operated for the Danish public transport agency MOVIA, in Copenhagen, as the city strives to meet its target of zero emissions in public transport in the years to come.

Under the 12-year contract, the vessels will be fully electric and zero emissions, with almost zero noise. In order for the vessels to be able to fit into the existing framework, Damen has developed a design with a capacity for 80 passengers, tailored so that the vessels can dock bow-first at the existing jetties, which will be equipped with fast-charging points.

Source: Safety4Sea, 16 July 2018.


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