Baumüller Anlagen-Systemtechnik powers new hybrid ferry

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Baumüller Anlagen-Systemtechnik, the German automation and engineering company, has designed and equipped a Danish ferry with a complete hybrid system.

Bringing its expertise to the ferry’s power and propulsion systems, Baumüller opted for a diesel-hybrid configuration and specified the diesel generator engine, propeller and bow thruster drives, power distribution and onboard power-generation systems, with the vessel requiring parts developed especially for this application.

The diesel-electric hybrid system is configured so that the diesel engines are used only as range-extenders, and enables the ferry to operate solely on battery power when in port, delivering a significant reduction in emissions compared with existing craft. The new design is also capable of 11kts, giving a crossing time from Æro to Rudkøbing of 45 minutes, while the hybrid powertrain also delivers low vibrations and good maneuverability at low speeds.

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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