Fjord 1 selects Norwegian Electric System for three hybrid ferries

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NES, the Norwegian battery systems provider, has been selected by Fjord1 to provide hybrid system integration for three of its 125-capacity car ferries.

The Moldefjord-series ferries will be converted during the second half of 2020, with battery packs, integrated electrical and automation systems delivered by NES. Ferry berths will also be equipped with a land-based charging system to serve the updated vessels. Originally designed by LMG Marin of Bergen and built by Remontowa in Poland, the ferries will have their combustion engines replaced to become fully zero-emission.

“After several previous deliveries to our ferries, we have gained good experience with NES,” says Nils Kristian Berge, project director at Fjord1. “We know that we will get quality solutions that contribute to our effort to set a high standard and to Fjord1’s leading position in the operation of zero-emission ferries in Norway.”

Satisfaction with the collaboration is mutual. “NES is humble and proud that Fjord1 once again has chosen NES as partner for their remodeling projects,” says Stein Ruben Larsen, sales manager at NES. “Through good dialog, we ensure sustainable and safe solutions for the future zero-emission ferries.”

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