Hull Of Fjellstrand’s New Battery Ferry Has Arrived In Norway

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The aluminium hull for the newest zero-emission ferry for Fjord1 has arrived at the Halsnøy Dock in Norway, for painting and mounting of thrusters.
During summer the superstructure will be mounted and the remaining equipment installed alongside the quay at Omastrand.
The ferry is developed by Fjellstrand and will operate on the route Halhjem-Våge, not far from the yard.
This 100% electric car ferry is a further developed version of the AMPERE.
Delivery will happen in December 2018.

Corvus Energy Secures Contracts For Two More Battery-Powered Ferries

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Corvus Energy has been selected by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Fjord1. The ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route.
This follows a previous order in November 2017 to supply the ESSs for three similar newbuilt Fjord1 ferries that will operate on the Hareid-Sulesund route.

A Bright And A Green Future For Fjord1

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Fjord1 ASA can look back on a successful year 2017, and on an even more successful future. The company was able to sign several contracts for ferry routes. As a result several ferries are on order. The main focus is on environmental friendly solutions, with a mix of highly advanced zero- and low emission solutions.

On 15 August 2017, Fjord1 was listed on Oslo Stock Exchange’s main list, at a market capitalisation of NOK 3.4 billion.

Some consolidated key figures:

  • Total Income: NOK 2,794,136 (NOK 2,390,911)
  • EBITDA: NOK 985,255 (NOK 732,101)

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Seven Electric Ferries For Fjord1…

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Fjord1 has signed a contract for seven new ferries, on March 5. Five ferries will be built by Havyard Ship Technology, and two by the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey.
The Havyard site belongs to the Fjord1 group of companies, with the Sævik family as major shareholder in both companies. Havyard also delivers the design.
All ferries will be fully electric-powered.
The five Norwegian-built vessels will serve the “Nordmørspakken” (Kvanne-Rykkjem, and Edøya-Sandvika), and “Hordaland 1” (Fedje-Sevrøy, and Langevåg-Buavåg).
The two Turkish vessels will operate on Seivika-Tømmervåg.
The seven ferries will be delivered to Fjord1 in the autumn 2019, since the new concession for the different routes starts on 1 January 2020.

…And Four More Electric Ferries For Fjord1

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Fjord1 ASA ordered four Multi-Maritime designed battery ferries.
Three of the ferries will be of the new “MM82FE EL” design, which is approx. 85 m long. The ferries will operate all electric on challenging routes.
Two will operate at “Ranavik-Skjersholmane”, which is a 14.2 km long route and a service speed of approx. 13 knots. The expected charging power is up to 5000 kW. The third ferry will operate at Gjermundshamn-Årsnes.
The three ferries will be built at Sefine Shipyard in Turkey (new buildings 33, 34 & 35) and delivered in Q3 and Q4 2019.
The fourth ferry is 116m long and of “MM111FE EL” design. The vessel is planned to operate at Jondal-Tørvikbygd from 01.01.2020.
The ferry will be built by Tersan Shipyard in Turkey and scheduled delivery is Q2 2019.

Boreal Sjø ordered a Multi-Maritime-designed ferry too, of the “MM70FE EL” series. She will be built by Vard Brevik in Norway. The ferry will operate on the Kvanndal-Utne route.

Photo: MM82FE-EL by Multi-Maritime

Fjord1 Continues To Invest In Modern Tonnage

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In the full year 2017 Fjord1 ASA has transported 21.1 million passengers and 10.4 million vehicles on 63 ferries. The revenue was NOK 2.8 billion.

Highlights of Fjord1’s Q4 ferry division:

  • Revenue NOK 623m
  • EBITDA NOK 234m (154.3m)
  • Result NOK 133.3m (153.6m)

Two fully-battery-operated ferries were introduced, the GLOPPEFJORD and EIDSFJORD, both built by Tersan.
In Q4, three ships were ordered at the Sefine Shipyard.
The company will finalize the contracts for another seven new buildings during the first quarter of 2018.

SHORT NEWS

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First of three new Fjord1 ferries launched

On December 9, Cemre Shipyard launched Newbuilding 54 (HST132), to be named HUSAVIK. She is the first of three 66m ferries to be built in cooperation with Cemre Shipyard (Turkey) and Havyard (Norway).

Photo: Cemre Shipyard

 

  • Former FINNEAGLE has been renamed EUROFERRY CORFU and is now in service on Brindisi-Igoumenitsa, together with EUROFERRY OLYMPIA. Route vessel EUROFERRY EGNAZIA is in drydock in Turkey for a refit.
  • Former NordöLink ro-pax OLYMPUS (ex ROPAX 2, ex LÜBECK LINK, ex FINNROSE) has been sold to Indian breakers for scrap.
  • Adler has acquired a secondhand fast ferry, the ADLER CAT, for its Wadden Islands service. The capacity of the 1999-OMA-built craft will be expanded from 182 to 230 passengers. The company plans a service to Helgoland as well. ADLER CAT is the former RENØY, used by Boreal.

Fjord1: strong Norwegian ferry machine presents its Q3

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With 61 ferries in operation in Norway, Fjord1 has a market share of 49%. The company which is noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange since last August operates 7 of the 10 largest ferry services in Norway, and also a number of tourist boats in the fjords.
The company has 13 new ferries on order, and has more than 20 contracts with the Norwegian State, as far as in 2030.
Some key figures for Q3

  • Revenue: NOK 761.7m (+11%)
  • EBITDA: NOK 302m (+22%)
  • EBIT: NOK 235.6 (+13%)

SHORT NEWS

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  • FRS Caribbean, a subsidiary from Flensburg-based FRS Group, has expanded its route network. In addition to existing Miami – Bimini route the same high-speed passenger-only craft SAN GWANN will sail to Freeport, Grand Bahama. The route will be Miami-Bimini-Freeport-Bimini-Miami.
  • Algerie Ferries’ TARIQ IBN ZIYAD was victim of a car deck fire during the night of November 11, when she was under way from Marseille to Algeria. The captain decided to change course to Alcudia on Mallorca, to evacuate all guests. The crew managed to extinguish the fire. From the 500 passengers, 26 had to be treated for smoke inhalation. Nobody was injured. On November 13 Algerie Ferries’ TASSILI II was diverted to pick up the stranded passengers and their cars.
  • STENA SCOTIA has been fitted with a scrubber installation.
  • Fjord1 ASA has issued a NOK 1 billion unsecured bond loan, for the financing of up to six new ferries. This order is imminent, and comes in addition to the eight ferries already ordered. Stock exchange announcement
  • After a two-month charter MOBY DADA, the former St Peterline ship, will leave Barcelona on Thursday November 16. Together with GNV’s AZZURRA and RHAPSODY she was chartered by Madrid to house police officers during the Catalan crisis. Nicknamed “Tweety’s boat” she has been criticized by the men who stayed onboard. They will now be moved to hotels, which are available because of the low season.
  • Visentini-built ro-pax ferries NAPOLES and SICILIA are now longer on the fleet list of Stena RoRo. They have been acquired in September Kanalion Marine, a company registered in Cyprus with Juan Adolfo Utor Martinez as director. He is president of Balearia, the company that has been chartering the two ships.