ABB to power Iceland’s first electrified ferry

Technology leader ABB is to supply drive and energy storage technology for Iceland’s first electrified ferry, a 70m vessel that will be equipped with a 3,000kWh battery pack.

The vessel will run primarily in fully electric mode, meaning that the onboard diesel generator will serve only as a backup for when weather conditions are especially bad. According to ABB, the new ferry is to operate on an Icelandic route known for its stormy seas.

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