Gothenburg gets it’s first electric ferry – ESS by EST
Next in line in the electrification of ferry traffic is the Elvy, owned by Västtrafik. Two battery packs (each 504 kWh) of our DNV-GL 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 runs 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, says 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 Tyovene for the order and look forward to supporting them with future projects.