Amsterdam Public transport company GVB has awarded Holland Shipyards Group a contract to build five new Fully-electric Ferries which will be operating in the North Sea Canal area.
The first ferry is expected to enter service in 2021, the delivery of the last ferry will be in 2023.
The ferries, measuring 41,00 m long and 13,90 m wide, are intended to operate fully-electric and are charged by means of a 1.600 kW shore charging facility. Each ferry has a battery capacity of 2 x 340 kWh and a propulsion capacity of 2 x300 kW. Charging the batteries takes approximately 3 minutes and is automatically done while boarding and unboarding the passengers and vehicles. They will be able to carry 20 cars, 4 trucks or 400 passengers per crossing.
Vera Navis is proud to be a trusted supplier on detailed engineering services for Holland Shipyards and contribute for this project by providing basic, structural and systems detail design.
Photo: Impression of the new electric North Sea Canal ferry (C-Job Naval Architects)