EST-Floattech awarded contract for first electric ferry in Gothenburg
First in line in the electrification of ferry traffic is “Elvy”, owned by Västtrafik. Two battery packs (each 504 kWh) of our DNV approved Green Orca 1050 are installed. “Elvy” is ready for operation and will sail on the Göta River, transferring passengers in ultimate comfort of silence through the canals of Gothenburg. “Elvy” is Västtrafik’s first electric-powered ferry and is able to run on electricity for about four hours. When the battery is running out of power, it can be recharged during operation, or with electricity onshore. The power relies on three independent power sources ( two battery packs and one generator) guaranteeing power, safety and reliability at all times.
The transition to fully electric city traffic is crucial for us to be able to achieve the high environmental goals we have.Peter Hermansson, Chairman of the Board for West Traffic
We are excited to be an important European market player in this energy transition. Operation powered on our energy storage solutions reduces emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particles by one third, and fuel savings are up to 45 percent.
The ferries “Älveli and Älvfrida”, part of Västtrafik’s fleet are awaiting a green flag for a retrofit.
We congratule Västtrafik with taking the first steps to electrify the ferries in Gothenburg, Sweden and wish them and their future passengers a safe trip! We’d like to thank Työvene Oy for the order and look forward to supporting them with future projects.