Illustration of the double-ended ferries for Fjord1 (Source: HAV Design)

Fjord1 ferries to have Brunvoll systems

Two new ferries under construction at Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard for Norwegian ferry firm, Fjord1, are to have autonomous operation and thruster units from Brunvoll. The electric double-ended ferries of HAV Design will operate on crossings in Norway between Stranda, Liabygda, Eidsdal and Linge.

The vessels will operate principally on batteries, with fast-charging systems providing power during port calls. Diesel-electric back-up systems will provide a choice of three operational modes – electric, hybrid, or diesel-electric. The 84m-long ferries will each have two 1-MW Brunvoll Pulling Azimuth Propulsion units and a BruCon control and automation setup with operator stations. They will be the first vessels equipped with BruCon auto-crossing systems to ensure optimal energy usage with respect to route and speed. The BruCon condition monitoring system will track overall performance and log data for analysis and optimisation purposes.

Brunvoll’s sales manager Shuttle Ferries, Bernt Rune Riksfjord, commented: “This once again confirms our position as a preferred partner for modern eco-friendly ferries. Brunvoll’s azimuth propulsion thrusters designed for high operational efficiency and low energy consumption, together with our in-house hydrodynamics capabilities, enables us to provide units highly optimised for these vessels.”

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