After Fjord1 had been selected as winner of the tender, Norwegian Møre og Romsdal County signed a contract for the operation of four ferry routes in Nordmøre district. The four ferry connections are Edøya – Sandvika, Arasvika – Hennset, Seivika – Tømmervåg and Kvanne – Rykkjem, and the contract period is from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2030.
The contract amount is NOK 1.884 billion, and it was signed on January 25 by Dagfinn Neteland (MD Fjord1) and Ottar Brage Guttelvik (County Counsilor).
There are strict environmental requirements. On three routes Fjord1 will use plug-in electric ferries. Six vessels are needed from which five will be new.
- Kvanne – Rykkjem: 1 newbuilding 50 cars, 3 trucks, 149 pax
- Edøya – Sandvika: 2 newbuildings 50 cars, 3 trucks, 149 pax
- Seivika – Tømervåg: 2 newbuildings 80 cars, 6 trucks, 399 pax
- Arasvika – Hennset: upgraded existing vessel, 25 cars, 2 trucks, 149 pax
A report with an interview (in Norwegian) is available on YouTube.
Photo: Møre og Romsdal county municipality
Photo: rendering of a 80-PBE ferry for Seivika-Tømmervåg.