Damen Shipyards to develop five electric ferries for Arriva

Damen Shipyards has signed a 12-year contract with multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark for five electric ferries. Known as Damen Ferry 2306 E3, Arriva will operate the vessels for its client, Danish public transport agency MOVIA, in the country’s capital city Copenhagen.

A feasibility study undertaken during the tender process saw Damen consider several different solutions, including biodiesel, hybrid and full electric propulsion options. However, the latter was eventually deemed the most cost-efficient solution over the full period of the contract.

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