July 16, 2024
Ship design company plans first Fully Electric RO-Pax Ferry in Greece
Ship design company plans first Fully Electric RO-Pax Ferry in Greece
Ship design company plans first Fully Electric RO-Pax Ferry in Greece
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Ship design company plans first Fully Electric RO-Pax Ferry in Greece

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The Netherlands-based ship design and engineering company has been contracted by Greek ferry operator Saronic Ferries to design and develop the first fully electric Ro-Pax ferry in Greece, according to FleetMon.

It stated: “The Netherlands-based ship design and engineering company has been contracted by Greek ferry operator Saronic Ferries to design and develop the first fully electric Ro-Pax ferry in Greece. The vessel is expected to come into service by 2026 and sail between Piraeus and the islands of Aegina and Agistri.

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The electric ferry is part of Saronic Ferries’ effort to become emission-free by 2040. This new vessel is expected to be 279 feet long and has a width of 52 feet. It will have a capacity to house 800 passengers and a combination of six trucks and 55 cars. The all-electric propulsion system will have a top speed of up to 14.5 knots.

“The vessel will also feature state-of-the-art energy-saving solutions, which will be integrated onto the ship at no cost to the comfort of the passengers. C-Job has disclosed that the design they have presented has been formulated after conducting an extensive study regarding the feasibility of sustainable fuels.”

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