Nelton and Danish shipyard Hvide Sande worked together to develop design for energy efficient vessel. The car-passenger ferry for Danish shipowner ÆrøXpressen, to be named ÆrøXpressen, will be working on shallow Danish waters, which was a really a challenge in designing. The ship will be approximately 50 m in length over all and 12.5 m wide. The ferry will be operate on the route linking Marstal and Rudkobing in Denmark.
The ship will be driven by two electric motors powered by a set of batteries and two generators. In the area of ports it should use electric drive, thus contributing to the reduction of emissions. It is estimated that 25 percent of operations should be in accordance with the zero-emission standard.
In the summer time the ferry will be operating in tourist traffic mode with the possibility of accommodating up to 196 passengers and 32 cars, using the passenger’s deck to make traveling more attractive with beautiful views. During winter, the capacity will be decreased to 98 persons and 32 cars.
Delivery of the new vessel is scheduled from Hvide Sande in Denmark in the fourth quarter of 2019.