May 21, 2024
Stena Line to launch world’s first Fossil-Free Ferry Line by 2030
– By Godswill Odiong

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Stena Line to launch world’s first Fossil-Free Ferry Line by 2030

On Wednesday, Stena Line inked a deal with Frederikshavn Municipality, and the Port of Frederikshavn, Denmark to amplify the transformation of the transit sector by creating the first global“fossil-fuel-free large ferry line”, according to FleetMon.

It stated; “This line will carry out operations between the Danish and Swedish ports along the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route.

“The deal plans to deploy two battery-powered ferries named Stena Elektra by 2030. The ferries will be the world’s first-ever RoPax vessels of such size, free of fossil fuel-based systems. The vessels will be approximately 200 meters long and equipped with batteries of 60-70 MWh capacity. They will have a capacity of 3,000 lane meters and will house around 1,000 to 1,500 passengers.

“The deal also plans to establish sustainable onshore infrastructure facilities to support operations of these ferries. According to the agreement, the Port of Frederikshavn has taken the initiative to develop the necessary charging facility on the Danish side of the route.

“Presently, the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route is witnessing the operation of the battery hybrid powered Stena Jutlandica also managed by Stena Line. This effort of implementing battery hybrid power was first made by the company in 2018 and has reaped visible results with the alleviation in the carbon dioxide emissions by 1,500 tonnes/year, equivalent to emissions from 600 cars approximately.”

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