This is Havyard’s first of a total of 12 ferry designs for Fjord1. Ferry number two will be launched in a month’s time, and both ferries will be delivered at the end of 2018 and be ready to be put into service on 1 January 2019. The ferry will be able to carry 120 cars across the fjord in the most efficient manner possible, and minimal energy consumption has been a key focus in the development of the design. The ferry is also part of the green shift taking place in Norwegian ferry operations, and will, with its battery power, make a strong contribution to improving the environment.

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Photo credit: Cemre Shipyard


The ferry hull has been built at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey, a partner that will soon have built 50 hulls for Havyard since 2005. The launch went very well, and project manager Erlend Hatleberg of Havyard Ship Technology is now looking forward to starting the fitting out process in Norway: ‘The time we have to complete this project leaves no room for delays, and we are delighted that the hull has been delivered on schedule. Now we’re looking forward to bringing the hull home and to starting fitting out the biggest ferry and battery installation we have had to date.'

In addition to Havyard both designing and building the ferry, the business area Power & Control is also making major deliveries: Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has total delivery of the propulsion system, which includes the battery systems, generators, AC panels and the charging system.

Norwegian Control Systems (NCS) will deliver the Concept Bridge solution, which comprises a self-developed autocross system, the integrated alarm system IAS and the Power Management System. 

Front page picture, photo credit: Cemre Shipyard