Ferry Business - Autumn/Winter 2019

MARKETWATCH International Cruise & Ferry Review 79 Ferry Business Ferry operator Scandlines will install Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution onboard its hybrid passenger ferry Copenhagen in 2020. The spinning cylinder uses wind power to thrust a ship. It enables the electric propulsion thrusters to reduce the amount of fuel flowing to the engine, which reduces emissions. As it generates supplementary thrust from the wind, it can be used alongside other emission-saving technologies. Scandlines to use wind power on hybrid ferry Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft has successfully delivered Color Hybrid, the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ferry, to Color Line. Designed by Fosen, the 160-metre-long Color Hybrid accommodates 2,000 passengers and 500 cars and will operate between Sandefjord, Norway and Strømstad, Sweden. The vessel, which was christened on 23 August. will be powered by Rolls-Royce diesel engines and Siemens electric batteries, which can be recharged in one hour by onboard generators shore power facilities in Sandefjord. Color Hybrid will switch to battery power when sailing through Sandefjord to eliminate noise and emissions. Mexican ferry operator Ultramar has taken delivery of two Incat Crowther 37 passenger ferries. Built by UK-based Wight Shipyard, Lady A and Lady D will join an extensive fleet of other Incat Crowther-designed vessels. The 459-passenger vessels are 20,000 kilograms lighter than comparable models, allowing them to travel at higher speeds and more fuel-efficiently. They feature Ultramar’s signature high-tech fit-out with advanced entertainment systems and LED lighting. Ulstein Verft delivers largest hybrid Ultramar receives two Incat Crowther ferries Photo: Uavpic Photo: Ultramar