By | 2019 Newsletter week 15 | No Comments

Dispute Between Iceland And New Polish-Built Ferry

Iceland’s Minister of Transport said the country would not pay an extra billion Icelandic kronor (€ 7.5 million) for the HERJOLFUR. This ferry is built by Crist S.A. in Gdynia, for the connection with the island of Vestmannaeyjar.
The minister says the yard has sent an extra, unexpected invoice at a very late stage.
The issue has to do with the fact that during the building process Iceland required the hybrid design to be changed into full electric.
The issue will be brought to Court.
The hope is nevertheless to have the ferry delivered.


By | 2019 Newsletter week 8 | No Comments

ABB To Power Iceland’s First Electric Ferry

ABB will supply integrated power and electric storage solutions to the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration’s new ferry that will take 3,600 annual trips in the rough waters between Landeyjahöfn on the mainland and the Westman Island, covering 13 km in about 45 minutes.

The 70m-long ferry, with a capacity of 550 passengers and 75 cars, is designed by Polarkonsult and is due for delivery from the Crist S.A. shipyard in 2019. The vessel will feature a large battery pack (3,000kWh) and is designed to operate in a fully electric mode for most of time, with onshore charging in both harbors. During particularly challenging weather conditions, when the consumption of battery power may exceed the available energy, the ferry will utilize its diesel-electric generator set.