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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 

Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) is to deliver battery systems, integrated electrical and automation packages for the conversion of three 125-car ferries for the ferry link Halsa - Kanestraum operated by Fjord1.

The conversion of the ferries in the Moldefjord series is scheduled to start during the last half of 2020, and both ferry berths are being rebuilt with a complete land based charging system. This will be NES` delivery numbers 16, 17 and 18 of hybrid electric ferries to Fjord1.

"NES is humble and proud that Fjord1 once again has chosen NES as partner for their remodelling projects. Through good dialogue, we ensure sustainable and safe solutions for the future zero-emission ferries," said Stein Ruben Larsen, Sales Manager at NES.

The ferries that will be converted were designed by LMG Marin in Bergen, and built by Remontowa in Poland in 2009/2010. After having their gas engines replaced with batteries and charging systems, they will become zero-emission vessels.

NES has previously converted ferries from diesel-mechanical to both diesel-electric propulsion and hybrid propulsion. A typical such system comprises:

  • Quest II charging system that will be integrated into the existing ship's propulsion systems
  • Battery systems
  • Charging plugs and transformers
  • Upgrading of the ship's IAS and PMS systems
  • Integration of the environmental reporting system SPM (Ship Performance Monitoring)

For the land-based charging station. NES provides the Charging plug and Power and charging systems

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