The MOU signing took place at the Posidonia 2022 trade fair. From left to right: Ioannis Chiotopoulos, SVP, Regional Manager South East Europe, Middle East & Africa, at DNV Maritime, Joseph Lefakis, partner of Saronic Ferries, George Papaioannides, partner of Saronic Ferries. (Source: DNV)

DNV and Saronic sign MoU to develop electric ferry concept

Classification society DNV signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Saronic Ferries designed to enable the development of an electric ferry for local deployment in Greece.

The collaboration is targeted towards a fully electric concept for deployment on short-sea passenger routes in the Argosaronikos area.

“We operate the largest fleet in the Saronic islands which are located only a few miles away from the port of Piraeus, the largest port of Greece, where decarbonisation will matter most,” said Mr Joseph Lefakis, partner of Saronic Ferries. “Our goal is to partner with forward-thinking stakeholders, such as DNV and materialise the first fully electric ferry in Greece, for the Saronic islands.”

Saronic’s goal is to operate a purely emission-free fleet by 2040 to all its destinations.

The memorandum of understanding signing took place at the Posidonia 2022 trade fair.

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