In service since September 2014 on domestic routes between Samsø and Hou on the Danish mainland, the 100m ferry stands out for its cost-effective, efficient and eco-friendly propulsion technology.
With a maximum capacity, the eight-deck DNV-class vessel not only emits less carbon dioxide emissions and pollution but additionaly enables its passengers to get to the main land quickly. This last point is very important for islanders since it means being able to get a faster way to go to work or university…
“We are particularly proud to be actively associated with the ongoing development of this remarkable maritime innovation, which marks a huge stride in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and pollution from ships,” said Reinhard Swoboda, senior vice president of drives and special systems at L-3 MSI’s SAM Electronics division. “The supply of our latest PWM technology underscores L-3’s continuing contribution to providing cost-effective, efficient and eco-friendly propulsion technology. »
SamsøFærgen, will be the first in the world to sail on biogas
The 100m ferry has been built on behalf of Danish proprietor, Samsø Municipality. The ferry is equipped with LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) engines and will potentially run on upgraded Methane from Samsö Biogas production.
The Energy Academy and Samso municipality are working along to establish a biogas plant on the island, which can supply the ferry with biogas.
The municipality has decided that the island’s new ferry, SamsøFærgen, will be the first in the world to sail on biogas. It is part of the municipality’s plan to be free of fossil fuels by 2030. Already in 2007, the island was self-sufficient in renewable energy.