LMG Marin has been awarded the design of two battery-plug-in ferries for the Festøya-Solavågen connection (Ålesund), operated by Norled. The contract with Remontowa Shipyard and Norled was signed on 11 July.

The new ferries will be equipped with an innovative Diesel Electric Hybrid system.

  • Normal operation: entire required power comes from battery packs.
  • Batteries to be recharged via pantograph from the land grid, in 11 minutes.
  • Shore charging system to be integrated with an automatic mooring system.
  • In case of emergency: generating sets running on 100% Biodiesel.

The LMG 120-DEH design is also characterized by an innovative vehicle deck and accommodation arrangement: the passenger lounge is below the car deck.