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Ærø-Windmills electri? ed E-Ferry Ellen “An electric ferry costs more up front, The vessel operates in Denmark on the battery-powered car ferries. parts – and for possible scaling to other but is cheaper to operate in the long run, route between Soby (Ærø) and Fynshav • Record-high peak power at charge needs. The batteries always have spare for example because of reduced fuel and (Jutland). The ferry will only recharge (up to 4.4 MW). capacity for emergency preparedness maintenance costs,” says Cecilie Larsen, in Soby, which means that the vessel is • Minimal noise, even at high speeds. and will rarely use more than 45% of the project manager, renewable energy, Ærø able to travel up to 22 nautical miles, • Expected to reduce emissions by energy in normal operation. About 1/3

Municipality. Ærø Municipality aims to equivalent to 40 km per return trip. This 2,000 tons of CO2 and 41,500 kg of the daily energy consumption on the be CO2 neutral and self-suf? cient with is a world record in that it is seven times of NOx annually compared to con- electric ferry is charged overnight. Ad- renewable energy by 2025, and com- longer than previously possible for fully ventional ferry services on the same ditional recharging takes place during pletely fossil-free by 2030. Those targets electric ferries for passengers and vehi- route. the day, when Ellen is docked in Søby will be reached through a combination of cles. And in August 2019, the all-electric • Certi? ed under the shipping sector’s Harbor.

expanding renewable energy production, ferry, named Ellen, made its ? rst trip be- standard for accessibility converting energy consuming activities tween Søby on Ærø and Fynshav on Als.

to use renewable energy, and through a The development of Ellen is funded The Battery System

Ellen Main Particulars

Yard Soby Shipyard A/S (assembly of the vessel) reduction in energy consumption. under the European Commission’s Ho- The battery system is developed espe-

Yard Kedat Sp. zoo (PL) (Hull manufacturer)

The E-Ferry project was a ? ve-year rizon 2020 framework program in coop- cially for Ellen (by Leclanche) and is the

Commissioning August 15, 2019

Length 59.5 m (2015-2020) innovation and develop- eration with Ærø Municipality. The Eu- ? rst battery system for maritime use that

Width 12.6 m ment project with the objective to de- ropean Commission has allocated $16.6 is type-approved under the classi? cation

Depth 2.5 m (fully loaded)

Deadweight 192 tons sign, build and demonstrate operation of million to the project. society DNV GL’s new guidelines. In

Propulsion motors 2 x 750 kW a 100% electric medium-sized ferry for Ellen’s special features: terms of the battery pack’s energy con-

Batteries 4.3 MWh / 56 tons in 20 individual passengers, vehicles and cargo. The goal • The world’s ? rst type-approved bat- tent, Ellen can boast of having one of the strings distributed in 2 separate rooms

Battery type Li-Ion, NMC, water cooled is to promote energy ef? cient, CO neu- tery pack for maritime use under world’s largest packs with a capacity of 2

Power consumption per round trip 1,650 kWh tral and pollution free waterborne trans- DNV GL’s new guidelines (energy 4.3 MWh.

Speed up to 14 knots

Passengers 200 (summer) / 150 (winter) portation for island communities, coastal content of 4.3 MWh). The batteries are water-cooled to keep

Vehicles 31 cars / 4 trucks + 8 cars zones and inland waterways in Europe • Capacity to sail seven times longer the operating temperature stable and de-

Docking system Cavotec Vacuum mooring system

Class DNV GL and beyond. than previously possible for fully signed for easy replacement of single

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