Denmark's super ferry completes her maiden voyage
The world’s most powerful fully electric ferry has started its journey.
The electric ship named Ellen has made its first commercial trip. Ellen made its first trip on 15 August connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav in southern Denmark. The electric ship is capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers and it is powered by a battery system with an unprecedented capacity of 4.3MWh provide by Leclanché SA. LECN.SW is known as one of the world's leading energy storage companies.
Anil Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer of Leclanché, commented that: "We are very proud to provide a specifically designed unique lithium-ion battery system to this ferry, the precursor to a new era in the commercial marine sector. With its 4.3MWh capacity, the E-ferry represents a new milestone in commercial marine propulsion. Over one year, it will prevent the release of 2,000 tons of CO2, 42 tonnes of NOX, 2.5 tons of particulates and 1.4 tons of SO2 into the atmosphere. This project demonstrates that today we can replace fossil fuel thermal drives with clean energy, and thus contribute to the fight against global warming and pollution for the well-being of our communities."
The project has received the DNV-GL type-approval certificate and product certificate.
Maritime Business World