Swedish energy systems group Echandia has an order to equip a new emission-free high-speed passenger catamaran to be operated in the Stockholm region. Client is Green City Ferries AB, a company which is developing zero-pollution ferries for public transport. The contract is worth about US$1.59 million.
The deal concerns the Beluga24 vessel design for about 150 passengers with a battery and hydrogen-based fuel cell system. The catamaran, designed in cooperation with Teknicraft in New Zealand and the Studio Sculli in Italy, is being built from carbon fibre by Green City Ferries yard north of Stockholm. The high energy efficiency of Echandia’s integrated battery and fuel cell systems requires less hydrogen, which saves weight, and the battery part is significantly lighter than competing solutions. The installation is scheduled to take place in the autumn of 2022.
Pollution-free ferry traffic in Stockholm