The ZeroCat-type electric ferry will be 87.5 m long and 20.8 m wide, offering space for up to 296 passengers, as well as for 12 trucks and 120 cars.
In order to further drive down energy consumption, the catamaran hull ship will be made of aluminium. The new ferry will serve the route between Halhjem and Våge in Norway's Hordaland once deployed in 2018's fourth quarter.
The newbuild will be based on the design of 2015's Ampere, the world's first ferry to solely run on batteries, but will be adapted to higher speeds and longer range.
"We appreciate the trust Fjord1 has put in Fjellstrand by placing this order with us, and see this as a vote of confidence to the development our shipyard is conducting for future environmental-friendly ferries," Edmund Tolo , Sales Manager at Fjellstrand, said.
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